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Going for gold in innovation partnerships responsive to food insecurity in Africa : The role of knowledge institutes – policy paper

Wigboldus, S.A.; Lee, J. van der; Borman, G.D.; Buchanan, K.S.; Hijweege, W.L.

Summary

This policy paper summarises findings of an exploratory study of the role of knowledge institutes in public-private partnerships for the improvement of food & nutrition security in Africa. The study supports policy-making by defining what is involved in effective roles of knowledge institutes in related (agricultural) innovation processes. It is critical to understand the bigger picture in which such roles need to be defined. This brief presents the key concepts followed by the main topics of concern, namely innovation, partnerships and how knowledge institutes may strengthen the way in which they play a role in working toward food & nutrition security in Africa