JOLISAA objectives relate directly to the outcomes envisioned by the KBBE-2009-1-4-06 call.
Objectives 1, 2 and 3 address “mutual knowledge generation, a better understanding of the current innovation processes for small-scale farming and of the role of traditional knowledge in these innovation processes”.
Objective 4 addresses the need to strengthen research capacities, but widens capacity-strengthening to other partners in innovation processes, as well.
Objective 5 addresses “the networking of major research players in this field of research (e.g. IS and TK)”.
Objective 6 addresses “the need for further research on agricultural innovation systems to benefit small-scale farming
”, and widens it by identifying the needs of other stakeholders, as well.
Altogether, this project proposes to achieve the following outcomes
A comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches to, and experiences with, multistakeholder innovation at various scales;
Better understanding of the dynamics of knowledge creation, transfer and use processes in innovation systems, with emphasis on the use of local/traditional knowledge;
Shared insights into the actual and potential roles of local and external stakeholders (both public and private) in knowledge management strategies to trigger and sustain innovation;
Joint learning and improved capacity by key stakeholders of innovation processes in selected countries and internationally to assess, design and facilitate multistakeholder innovation processes;
Improved networking among major institutions of research, development and education concerned with approaches to IS and L/TK at both local and national levels in three African countries, as well as across Africa and between Africa and Europe.