Self-Sustained “Scaling Hubs” for Agricultural Technologies: Definition of Concepts, Protocols, and Implementation

Published Date
December 18, 2020
Type
Manual
Self-Sustained “Scaling Hubs” for Agricultural Technologies: Definition of Concepts, Protocols, and Implementation
Authors:
Aymen Frija
Zied Idoudi

This manual provides a set of conceptual definitions and practical implementation protocols for knowledge and scaling hubs. Both concepts of knowledge and scaling hubs are developed to aggregate, leverage, and coordinate the efforts undertaken by pilot research project with larger development programs and local scaling dynamics. The manual also provides a highlight of what is called the “four-wheels approach” of partnership for scaling, which aims at connecting the created knowledge hubs, for specific agricultural technologies, to larger network of partners who can further promote the scaling of the technology. This helps reaching many project beneficiaries and partly ensures a self-sustained scaling dynamic. The manual is ending up with a practical implementation protocol, of knowledge and scaling hub, composed of sic practical steps and related tasks.

Citation:
Aymen Frija, Zied Idoudi. (18/12/2020). Self-Sustained “Scaling Hubs” for Agricultural Technologies: Definition of Concepts, Protocols, and Implementation. Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Keywords:
scaling
knowledge hub
adoption & impact
transformative approach
four wheels approach
agricultural technologies
partnership for scaling
self-sustained scaling hub