Strengthening Farmer Capacity to Harness Technological Innovation for Agricultural Commercialization

Written by Hannington Odame and Dawit Alemu

Innovation capacity presupposes capacity to harness science, technology, and innovation (STI) for agricultural commercialization. Agricultural commercialization requires an enabling policy environment on STI issues such as the impact of climate change, nutrition, improved seed and inputs, emerging technologies, infrastructure, research and extension, and financing. These issues are consistent with the Science, Technology, and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA) 2024 (African Union Commission undated). This paper uses three STI revolution storylines (case studies on rice, information and communications technology (ICT) and cocoa) to highlight the enabling factors that make STI a vehicle for agricultural commercialization.

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Farmer group leverages on market linkages to improve diets in Busia County

Farmer group leverages on market linkages to improve diets in Busia County

Women groups in Busia County

Linking smallholders to markets: pilot study on developing value chains for conserving local biodiversity and improving diets

Katamakisi Kadumutu, a women group from Okatekok, a village in Teso-South Sub County, Busia County was one of the identified entrepreneurial farmer group for production and marketing of the African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs). The group consists of 24 members (20 women, 4 men).

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