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TitleTRANSFORMING SMALL SCALE COMMUNAL FARMERS THROUGH ADOPTING INNOVATION PLATFORMS: A case of Hwedza District, Zimbabwe, Case Study No. 43
AuthorACBF
SubjectSmall Scale Farming and Innovation
Date of Publication2016043
PublisherAfrican Community of Practice on Management for Development result at the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Number of Pages13 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageZimbabwe
KeywordsSmall Scale Farming , Agricultural Transformation, Innovation Platforms and Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D)
AbstractAlthough agricultural research has existed for many decades, it has yet to generate the high potential and outcomes expected in terms of enhancing agricultural productivity amongst small-scale farmers and improving the quality of their agrarian lives. There are well-established arguments about the top-down approach being a major reason for such low performance of agricultural research. Therefore, there’s been a shift toward more participatory methodologies in which non-governmental organisations become central. The objective of this paper is to critically analyse the contribution of agricultural innovation platforms (as a participatory methodology) in the district of Hwedza, Zimbabwe, through examining the multi-faceted social interactions and relationships embodied in the innovation platform process.
Copyright HolderAfrican Community of Practice (AfCoP)
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