Enabling ILRI’s scaling ecosystem

Impact

A range of ‘enabling’ services that can enhance the scaling potential of livestock solutions.  This includes:

  • Leveraging and embedding advances in technology (ICT4Ag / digital extension) for scaling:

    • Content development for use in digital extension - leveraging instructional design and adult learning theories.
    • Quality assurance and quality control (across channels, but with a focus on the mobile channel)
    • ICT-enabled ‘blended-learning’ agricultural advisory services - a complete ecosystem including LMS/LRS (mobile and offline compatible), SMS/IVR solutions, serious games, etc. 
  • ‘capacity to scale’ support: dedicated to supporting partners to implement evidence-based development.   Carrying out capacity need assessments, preparing capacity development intervention strategies, and a range of training and monitoring support for development partners implementing livestock solutions. 

  • Supporting market entry into new geographies:  A systemic approach to entering new markets, covering a range of services such as market viability analysis, engagement with policymakers to facilitate entry, etc.

  • Linkages to financial services: including credit and insurance solutions to de-risk and catalyze the scaling potential of ‘bankable’ livestock solutions.