Working Paper Series 2017 – 10: The contribution of AIS approaches to achieving impact at scale – intentions, realities and outlooks


Seerp Wigboldus, Solveig Danielsen, Iddo Dror, Carolina Camacho Villa, Magdalena Blum, Dan Kisauzi, Stefan Fett, Mariana Wongtschowski

Agricultural innovation systems (AIS) approaches contribute to achieving impact at scale: this is still a statement which is questioned and not yet a widely accepted fact. Any claims supporting it are based on circumstantial evidence at best. This chapter discusses why this is the case, examining how AIS approaches primarily create a relevant context perspective in support of learning and partnership processes, rather than leading to targeted strategies for achieving impact at scale.