Synthesis Report: Review of Successful Scaling of Agricultural Technologies
USAID, February 2017. 47 pages.

This report provides summary findings and conclusions from a set of five case studies examining the scaling up of pro-poor agricultural innovations through commercial pathways in developing countries. The E3 Analytics and Evaluation Project conducted the studies and prepared this synthesis report on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security (USAID/BFS), as part of the Bureau’s efforts to scale up the impact of the Feed the Future initiative. 

The study’s findings also draw on the results of a one-day workshop at which the Project team presented the case studies and preliminary findings to a group of agriculture and scaling experts. USAID/BFS commissioned this study to produce lessons and, ultimately, guidance for the Agency including its country Missions about what types of innovations and which country contexts are best suited for scaling up through commercial pathways, and to identify the activities, strategies, and support necessary to facilitate successful scaling.
Case Studies:
  1. Hybrid (Drought-Tolerant) Maize in Southern Zambia 
  2. Irrigated Rice Production in Northern Senegal 
  3. Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags in Kenya 
  4. Agricultural Machinery Services in Bangladesh 
  5. Kuroiler Chickens in Uganda

This post was originally published at PAEPARD by François Stepman. It has been republished here with permission.

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