An innovation platform (IP) is a forum established to foster interaction among a group of relevant stakeholders around shared interest. The innovation platform uses participatory approaches in diagnosing problems, exploring joint opportunities and investigating solutions.
There is considerable scope for indigenous chicken production and marketing. Smallholders, in particular, can potentially experience considerable benefits, given that indigenous chickens fetch a higher unit price on the Zambian market; their cost per kg.
Given VIP4FS’s goal of bolstering food security and income among key actors in targeted value chains, including smallholder dairy, identifying and scaling approaches among dairy farmers to bolster milk production through the increased and appropriate use of quality fodder (i
Using data from a sample of 633 households selected through multistage sampling procedure, this study assesses factors affecting households’ decision to collect or produce NTFPs using a Probit model and identifies factors affecting households’ choice of a source of NTFPs using a Probit model.
The study report aimed to provide information for understanding the context in which smallholder farmers operate in order to be able to propose interventions that will improve food security and hence enhance their livelihoods.
The Value chain Innovation Platforms Project for Food Security (VIP4FS) aims to identify principles and drivers that support scalable establishment of effective and equitable innovation platforms that enhance food security through greater engagement of smallholder farmers with markets.
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability...read more