Prolinnova–Kenya is the major starting point for networking. Through Prolinnova–Kenya, KARI looks to build synergies with important actors such as the Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit (ASCU), which harmonises the operations of various ministries and departments related to the agricultural sector. The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), which comes under the Ministry of Research and Technology, will also be involved as a major actor in formulating innovation-oriented policies, as will be the Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers and the Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D), a consultative forum made up of people from universities, research institutes, the Ministry of Agriculture etc. Two universities – Masinde Muliro University, where an agricultural innovation course is being taught, and Kenyatta University, where students are engaged in participatory research as well as community service all over Kenya – are also included. Interaction with and identification of other key actors such as the Kenya Small-Scale Farmers Forum takes place in the course of implementation. Depending on the sites selected for in-depth case studies, KARI regional centres and other Prolinnova platform members will be asked to provide the necessary support for case-study development.