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Delivering a livestock program – role of partnerships?

The designers of the program recognizes that a wide range of partners with various roles will need to be involved to both discover and deliver options and solutions.

Partnership are essential at all levels from global to regional to national to local; from research to development; and from public to civil to private sector.

Beyond the strategic partners, the program will work with many collaborating institutions who bring specific technical skills and expertise, regional or global reach or understanding of specific contexts. Often, these are key in adapting and scaling promising innovations to reach many people.

Questions

10. What are key roles for the private sector in livestock research and development? And the public sector?

11. How does research best engage with private companies in livestock technology discovery and delivery – what works and what does not?

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5 thoughts on “Delivering a livestock program – role of partnerships?

  1. public sector: support and allow the development of dtechnologies for small scale production (highpotential areas) and flexible technologies for the drylands. the systems differ: i see not recognition of this in the text yet really. that means also for public partners: land rights, job creation for those who cannot be sustained by the system. private: producing and distributing tech that can be used in small scale systems. risk averse.

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  2. Question 10: In most cases the private sector plays an important role especially regarding the implementation of new technologies. Apart from the fact, that farmers are also part of the private sector, the private sector are the companies that sell the produced commodities. Thus, a close collaboration/coordination is needed so that the farmers produce what the private sector needs.
    Question 11:Communication is of vital importance regarding collaboration between research and private companies. Private companies have to express their needs as well as their willingness to in some cases fund and more importantly implement developed technologies. Research has to bear in mind the practical adaption of their developments. To reduce any kind of transaction costs, research and private companies should stress an exchange as early as possible at the beginning of a new project/program.

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  3. The private sector has a role in both testing our research products and scaling. Inviting collaborations with the private sector is one way to engage. The public sector is also a key partner in cultivating sustainability of adopted technologies. Understanding of the research process by both private and public sectors is an incentive to their technology uptake.

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  4. 10. What are key roles for the private sector in livestock research and development? And the public sector?

    They are important to promote the intensification of crop-livestock systems and maintain a good market. The good policies in the country should help.

    11. How does research best engage with private companies in livestock technology discovery and delivery – what works and what does not?

    The prive sector can boost also the intensification system and are also able to promote high technologies that smallholders can benefit.

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  5. ILRI seeks partnerships only with the public and private sector? How about a partnership with livestock keepers’ organisations or NGOs working with them, so that research can be oriented at solving problems as they are felt at the grassroots level? If ILRI developed such an approach, I bet the problems with uptake of technologies would be solved.

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