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Virtual meetings held in 2021

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.

Why Innovation Platforms?

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.

Agenda format

15 minutes Welcome and opening remarks
5 minutes Meeting objectives
20 minutes Key results from Phase I (with Q&A)
20 minutes Research priorities for Phase II (with Q&A)
20 minutes Adoption pathways and scalability (with Q&A)
20 minutes Local capacity development approach (with Q&A)
20 minutes Next steps and closing remarks

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (click for Home page) is part of Feed the Future

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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for 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. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.