Applying A Market Systems Lens to Technology Scale Up: A Brief Literature Review

  • Date Posted: April 15, 2015
  • Authors: Margie Brand; Caroline Fowler; Ruth Campbell
  • Organizations: EcoVentures International; ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Evaluation, Evidence or Research
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Technologies have the potential to enable households, communities and firms to improve their yields and income, food security, and participation in the economy. Throughout the literature, there is a clear assumption that technology and development are closely tied.

The goal of this literature review is to generate insights into how to use market systems development to improve the scaling up of technologies for the benefit of food security and poverty reduction. The review focuses on the agricultural sector and provides a synthesis of the relevant literature, summarizes lessons learned on scaling up technologies, and identifies gaps in research to date.