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Innovation: Innovation Systems In African Agriculture - Collection of case studies

Last update: 22.08.2013
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What can we learn from the successes in the field of agricultural innovations? The objective of this project is to evaluate and learn from recent experiences in Africa in terms of agricultural innovation in order to determine more specific relevance of the priorities for research and policy and meet the [...]

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Innovation: Innovation Systems In African Agriculture - Recommendations for policy, research and practice

Last update: 22.08.2013
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JOLISAA aimed to assess and learn from past and ongoing experiences in three countries in Africa (Benin, Kenya and South Africa) with multi-stakeholder approaches to agricultural innovation development, particularly looking at the role of local knowledge and innovation in the process. JOLISAA synthesised findings and lessons learnt by combining joint [...]

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Innovation: Joint Learning About Innovation Systems In African Agriculture

Last update: 22.08.2013
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A key output of the project will be joint learning and strengthened capacities among project partners and case-study holders, enabling them to assess and engage more effectively in multi-stakeholder innovation processes and systems. Another major output will be reports, publications and training materials about individual selected case studies, providing a [...]

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Innovation: Strengthening Road Transport Research Cooperation Between Europe And Emerging International Markets

Last update: 14.07.2013
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Through the project activities, including two research reports (priority areas definition; national research development and policies), project meetings and exchange of information with key stakeholders, monitoring relevant developments in EM, the following exploitable results have been generated: - the definition of priority areas for SIMBA cooperation where there is mutual [...]

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Innovation: Vulnerability assessment of informal settlements and lifelines

Last update: 13.07.2013
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The following guidelines have been produced: - Guidelines on engineering design and management of storm water systems; - Guidelines for reliability analysis of roadway network including procedure for emergency response management; - Guidelines for vulnerability assessment and reinforcement measures of adobe houses. Furthermore two building-specific field missions have been conducted [...]

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Innovation: Preliminary assessment of climate related hazard for the CLUVA test cities

Last update: 13.07.2013
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For each climate-related hazard the following results have been obtained so far: - FLOODS: Rainfall IDF (Intesity-duration-frequency) curves and Topographic Wetness Index Maps for each selected test city. In addition, flood prone areas have been defined for the Dar Es Salaam city; - DROUGHTS: SPI (Standardized Precipation Index) and the [...]

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Innovation: Development of an appropriate indicators set to assess climate-related vulnerability of the social context

Last update: 13.07.2013
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Proposal of definitions on social vulnerability and indicators for the CLUVA project. This proposal includes: A definition on social vulnerability, a proposed definition on indicators, an approach of mixed methods for assessing social vulnerability and example of compound/complex indicators versus single indicators.

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