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.
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