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.