Ecosystem Challenges & Recommendations

Through a series of 18 Roundtables, participants from different organisations worked together to explore a range of challenges influencing the agricultural innovation ecosystem in Kenya, and agreed on some key recommendations for key stakeholder groups within the ecosystem (Government; Research & Training Institutes; Accelerators, Incubators & Market Shapers; Private Sector & Social Enterprise; and International Agencies). Their findings and recommendations can be browsed through the different entry points below, depending on your interest.

 
 
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1. Browse by Ecosystem Theme

This summarises the key Roundtable findings and recommendations according to three key themes within the ecosystem:

  1. Research, Incubation and Acceleration
  2. Pathways to Scale
  3. The Enabling Environment

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2. Browse by Ecosystem Challenge

This presents detailed Roundtable findings and recommendations for each of the 18 Challenge Topics that participants discussed during the event:

  • Integrating Research into Policy
  • Connecting Research and Industry
  • Growing Domestic Investment for Innovation
  • Strengthening the Innovation Talent Pool
  • Diversifying the Entrepreneur Population
  • Improving Approaches to finding High-Impact Innovations
  • Building the Business Acumen of New Entrepreneurs
  • Attracting and Managing Multiple Funders
  • Achieving Financial Self-Sustainability
  • Attracting more Young People as 'Agri-preneurs'
  • Engaging the 'Last Mile' Farmer

 

 

 

 

  • Helping Innovators secure Partnerships for Scale
  • Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships for Innovation
  • Enabling Policy to keep pace with Innovation
  • Measuring and Monitoring the Innovation Ecosystem
  • Making Innovation work for the Poor
  • Designing and Managing a National Innovation Ecosystem
  • Governance of an Innovation Ecosystem
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3. Browse by Ecosystem Stakeholder Group

This synthesises recommendations from the 18 Roundtables and organises them by the five key Stakeholder Groups within innovation ecosystems:

  • Government
  • Research & Training Institutes
  • Accelerators, Incubators & Market Shapers
  • Private Sector & Social Enterprise
  • International Agencies