SP13: Transferring research results into policies and practise



SLE-Study: Connecting Innovators, Making Pro-Poor Solutions Work - The Innovation System of African Leafy Vegetables in Kenya

HORTINLEA commissioned this study to assess the innovation system of African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs) and to identify new collaboration partners for active knowledge exchange promoting pro-poor ALV production processes and enabling the transfer and application of research results into practice.

The study provides an insight into the overall system in which innovation occurs, i.e. the actors and their capacity to innovate, their interactions regarding the transfer and exchange of knowledge, their power relations, as well as the underlying institutional, social and cultural background. The study concludes with an application of the innovation system perspective through an exemplary analysis of the innovation system for seed supply, based on primary research in Kenya. The findings of this comprehensive analysis will form the basis for stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange processes in order to make pro-poor solutions work.

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Field Report

Read the field report from the SLE study group working for SP13, September 2014 

The SLE study group at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nairobi

Master's Thesis Programme

The Master’s Thesis Programme gives students the great opportunity to get insight into a multi-stakeholder international research project where they research at the interface between interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches and analyse how innovative knowledge exchange can promote food and nutrition security in East Africa.

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Project partners

Cooperation with other subprojects or third parties

  • University and research institutions
  • Ministries, Development Agencies, NGOs, farmer organisations, private sector
  • Policy makers and practitioners on national, district and local levels