Towards resilient and profitable farming systems in Central Mozambique using an open innovation platform approach

Homann-Kee Tui, S and Hauser, M and Quembo, C and Gule, C and Assane, F and Mazuze, F and Rainde, J and Sixpence, C (2016) Towards resilient and profitable farming systems in Central Mozambique using an open innovation platform approach. In: Tropentag 2016:Conference on International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, September 18-21, 2016, Vienna, Austria. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Farmers in Central Mozambique do not benefit adequately from growing markets for crops and livestock. Ecological, economic and social barriers are intertwined: • Absence of functional markets restricting farmers from investing in agriculture; • Lack of incentives to improve agricultural practices resulting in unavailability of biomass limiting surplus; • Lack of motivation to engage in social organization; As a consequence, farmers lose the ability to respond to market opportunities and to adapt to different forms of shocks that threaten their livelihoods. Innovation platforms (IPs) help to address some of the barriers and underlying dynamics, but do not tackle the root causes impeding transition from subsistence to sustainable, market-oriented farming...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smallholder farming systems, Open innovation platforms
Subjects: Others > Farming Systems
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 08:02
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 03:42
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9750
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