Scaling Feed the Future Innovations Through Market Systems (Event Resources)

  • Date Posted: June 9, 2014
  • Authors: Richard Kohl
  • Organizations/Projects: Center for Large Scale Social Change LLC
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Richard Kohl is a scaling expert currently assisting USAID Bureaus and Missions in thinking about how to scale technologies and innovations within the context of Feed the Future. Dr. Kohl is roughly half-way through a dozen planned country visits to Missions with Feed the Future investments to provide recommendations on scaling innovations, be they technologies or business models. His approach views market systems as platforms for shifting from scaling, as defined by more time and resources, to a more sustainable, population-scale approach. Dr. Kohl explores the need to track concrete numbers of beneficiaries and facilitate scaling up through the market. He reviews lessons learned from his recent trips to Asia and Africa, including risks and the incentives created by the policy environment, weaknesses in upstream and downstream value chain actors, and catalyzing adoption and diffusion by both direct and indirect beneficiaries.

Greenroom interview

Dr. Richard Kohl