Farmers mapping the land use changes in Madagascar

Photo: Jorge Llopis
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Publication article

Improving innovation for smallholder farmers. A call for a collaborative ecosystem

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) has a successful history of incubating products and services that target smallholder needs and of scaling them beyond the locations in which it has a direct presence, by spinning off as independent enterprises. This step is currently being explored for GATE (Global Agricultural Technology Evaluation), an internally developed platform supporting the evaluation of the effectiveness and marketappropriateness of climate-smart innovations in local smallholder settings. As part of the assessment of the potential benefits GATE could bring beyond the SFSA domain in which it has been deployed to date, a voice of stakeholder study was initiated in May 2023 to collate the pain points relating to the establishment of innovations in the smallholder context, as seen from the various perspectives of different ecosystem actors (see diagram below). This white paper presents the results of this voice of stakeholder study and the insights arising.

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