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Innovation Platform Meetings

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems holds annual meetings in each country to discuss and promote the progress of our research. These Innovation Platform meetings bring together a variety of experts and stakeholders to engage in dialogue and find synergies across projects. Early on, the first Innovation Platform gave in-country experts the opportunity to guide research priorities and forge relationships necessary to get work done in their country’s context.    

Innovation Platforms ensure that the Lab’s research has practical relevance and leads to solid developmental impacts. This process keeps all parties accountable. Funded researchers must share insights into methods and results, and they receive valuable feedback and guidance. As researchers finish a project, they develop and share scaling plans at a final Innovation Platform.

Innovation Platforms build enthusiasm for research efforts and often involve senior level governmental officials who have broad influence in the livestock sector in their countries. Each year, these meetings allow for informational exchanges and personal connections to grow. They provide inspiration and accountability.



Innovation Platform Dates


  • Ethiopia: May 10
  • Niger: June 8
  • Burkina Faso: June 13
  • Nepal: August 28
  • Rwanda: October


  • Nepal: April 26
  • Rwanda: May 11
  • Burkina Faso: May 27
  • Niger: June 1
  • Ethiopia: June 17

2021 virtual meetings

Select a link below to visit a page dedicated to that country's Innovation Platforms. Many presentations and documents are available for downloading. 

The 2021 Innovation Platform meetings were held on Zoom. Innovation Platforms were not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Nepal: December 9, 2018
  • Niger: December 2018
  • Burkina Faso: December 2018
  • Ethiopia: February 18, 2019
  • Rwanda: April 2, 2019
  • Cambodia: October 4, 2019


  • Nepal: November 2017
  • Burkina Faso: December 2017
  • Niger: December 2017
  • Ethiopia: January 2018
  • Rwanda: April 2018
  • Cambodia: September 2018


  • Niger: October 2016
  • Nepal: December 2016
  • Ethiopia: January 2017
  • Rwanda: January 2017
  • Cambodia: August 2017


  • Ethiopia: February 2016
  • Rwanda: February 2016
  • Nepal: March 20216
  • Burkina Faso: June 2016
  • Cambodia: July 2016


Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is part of Feed the Future

This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Resilience, Environment and Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation OPP#060115.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.