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Knowledge production at boundaries : an inquiry into collaborations to make management plans for European fisheries
Stange, Kari - \ 2017
University. Promotor(en): Jan van Tatenhove, co-promotor(en): Judith van Leeuwen. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789463430623 - 160
fishery management - european union - stakeholders - european union countries - fishery policy - multi-stakeholder processes - knowledge - knowledge transfer - environmental policy - fisheries - companies - europe - visserijbeheer - europese unie - landen van de europese unie - visserijbeleid - multi-stakeholder processen - kennis - kennisoverdracht - milieubeleid - visserij - kapitaalvennootschappen - europa

This thesis addresses how knowledge is used and produced in stakeholder-led collaborations to make long-term management plans for European fishery management. Boundary object theory is applied and developed to explain how stakeholders from the fishing industry interact with each other, and with fishery scientists and managers, in initiatives to produce management plans. Using a qualitative case study approach, two initiatives were investigated in-depth: the North Sea Advisory Council’s development of a long-term management plan for North Sea Nephrops fisheries, and the Pelagic Advisory Council’s development of a long-term management plan for a new boarfish fishery in the Northeast Atlantic. A conceptual framework with emphasis on boundary spaces was developed to analyse knowledge exchange and the interaction between actors, objects and activities. The findings point to the importance of entry points for actors to become directly involved in knowledge-production processes. Direct stakeholder engagement in management plan production created a sense of ownership of the problems identified and triggered solution-oriented ways of working. The findings highlight the multiple roles played by fishery scientists in the diverse settings where management plans for European fisheries are produced, and draw attention to the need for clear procedures to ensure that different roles are acted out transparently.

D3.3: Good practice guidelines for stakeholder and citizen participation in bioeconomy strategies
Davies, Sara ; Ribeiro, Barbara ; Millar, Kate ; Miller, Stephen ; Vironen, Heidi ; Charles, David ; Griestop, Laura ; Hasenheit, Marius ; Kiresiewa, Zoritza ; Hoes, A.C. ; Overbeek, M.M.M. ; Bianchini, Chiara - \ 2016
EU - 35 p.
biobased economy - government policy - public participation - case studies - decision making - multi-stakeholder processes - overheidsbeleid - publieke participatie - gevalsanalyse - besluitvorming - multi-stakeholder processen
This document has been developed as part of Work Package 3 of the BioSTEP project, which has examined current participatory practices, involving both stakeholders and citizens, in bioeconomy strategies in six case studies, namely: Two case studies at national level (Finland and Germany); Four case studies at regional level (Bio-based Delta in the Netherlands, Saxony-Anhalt in Germany, Scotland in the United Kingdom, and the Veneto in Italy). Key documentary sources include international and national practice-based literature on stakeholder and public engagement, as well as other BioSTEP publications. Two earlier reports (Charles et al., 2016; Davies et al., 2016) provide a detailed overview of participation in these six case studies of national and regional bioeconomy strategies. Building on this work, as well as on a review of existing research on stakeholder and citizen engagement in the bioeconomy, this document sets out guidance and suggestions for designing and undertaking engagement with stakeholders and citizens in relation to national and regional bioeconomy strategies.
Learning and teaching in the regional learning environment : enabling students and teachers to cross boundaries in multi-stakeholder practices
Oonk, Carla - \ 2016
University. Promotor(en): Martin Mulder; Judith Gulikers. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789462579507 - 192
teaching methods - learning - higher education - land use planning - regional planning - multi-stakeholder processes - boundaries - regional atelier - onderwijsmethoden - leren - hoger onderwijs - landgebruiksplanning - regionale planning - multi-stakeholder processen - grenzen - regioleren

Finding solutions for complex societal problems requires cross-boundary collaboration between multiple stakeholders who represent various practices, disciplines and perspectives. The authentic, multi-stakeholder Regional Learning Environment (RLE) is expected to develop higher education students’ capabilities for working in multi-stakeholder settings. However, the effectiveness of the RLE, including its typical cross-boundary learning environment characteristics, has not been investigated.

This thesis shows that the RLE develops students’ domain specific expertise and various generic competencies. The learning environment characteristics of working in multi-disciplinary student groups, working highly intensive with stakeholders, and a high coaching intensity strengthen competence development. Explicit workshop-based support of students’ boundary crossing working and learning stimulates the amount of student-stakeholder collaborative activities, and activates students’ boundary crossing learning. Teachers fulfil new out-of-school oriented roles and tasks in the RLE and should master new boundary crossing competencies. Existing higher education teacher profiles should be adapted to become out-of-school proof.

The MSP guide : how to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships
Brouwer, J.H. ; Woodhill, A.J. ; Hemmati, M. ; Verhoosel, K.S. ; Vugt, S.M. van - \ 2016
Wageningen : Practical Action Publishing Ltd - ISBN 9781853399657 - 180 p.
multi-stakeholder processen - samenwerking - vennootschappen - ontwerp - governance - duurzame ontwikkeling - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - sociaal leren - innovaties - ontwikkeling - multi-stakeholder processes - cooperation - partnerships - design - sustainable development - sustainability - social learning - innovations - development
Stakeholder interactions in nuclear emergency response for the Dutch food supply chain
Asselt, E.D. van; Brandhoff, P.N. ; Twenhöfel, C.J.W. - \ 2015
nuclear power stations - disasters - food industry - management - food contamination - multi-stakeholder processes - cooperation - kernenergiecentrales - rampen - voedselindustrie - bedrijfsvoering - voedselbesmetting - multi-stakeholder processen - samenwerking
In the Netherlands, EPAn (Unit Planning and Advice – Nuclear) assesses the radiological situation and advises the national and regional levels on protective actions. This advice is based on radiological and human health expertise provided by the Crisis Expert Team (CET) radiation. At the start of the project, CET lacked insight in the measures taken by food producers in case of a nuclear accident and communication with these stakeholders was limited. Furthermore, experience on recovery measures was primarily focused on the first stage after an incident.
De Nederlandse veehouderij sector & internationale netwerken
Andeweg, K. ; Leenstra, F.R. - \ 2015
Wageningen UR Livestock Research (Livestock Research rapport 935) - 28 p.
veehouderij - dierlijke productie - duurzame veehouderij - internationale samenwerking - landbouwsector - multi-stakeholder processen - nederland - livestock farming - animal production - sustainable animal husbandry - international cooperation - agricultural sector - multi-stakeholder processes - netherlands
The Dutch government aims to link her support to international multi-stakeholder platforms, like the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, to the needs of Dutch companies that are active in animal production in developing countries. This should contribute to the policy goals for realising food security and sustainable animal production systems worldwide. Interviews with tine Dutch companies and organisations indicate that the Dutch companies mainly see a position for the multi-stakeholder platforms in developing a regional or thematic dialogue on priorities and possible solutions. The aims of the different multi-stakeholder networks and other instruments that the government supports must be concrete and results should be evaluated on a regular basis. There are possibilities for networks operating on a global and on a regional level to strengthen each other.
Understanding complexity in managing agro-pastoral dams ecosystem services in Northern Benin
Kpera, G.N. - \ 2015
University. Promotor(en): Noelle Aarts, co-promotor(en): Akke van der Zijpp; G.A. Mensah; C.R. Tossou. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789462575059 - 201
benin - ecosysteemdiensten - waterbeheer - landbouw en milieu - hulpbronnenbeheer - multi-stakeholder processen - ecosystem services - water management - agriculture and environment - resource management - multi-stakeholder processes

Key words: conflict, water quality, crocodile, fish diversity, vegetable, watershed management, institutional changes, innovation system.

Understanding complexity in managing agro-pastoral dams ecosystem services in Northern Benin

Gnanki Nathalie KPERA

Agro-pastoral dams (APDs) – water reservoirs constructed to provide water for livestock and for agricultural development – have been constructed all over Benin. These APDs face several conflicts (farmers versus herders, council versus vegetable producers, fishermen versus council, and fishermen and APD users versus crocodiles) rooted in the multi-functionality of APDs and the involvement of diverse stakeholders. Using the integral ecology framework as the conceptual inspiration, the research gained insights on: (i) the complexity of APDs that impedes agreement on common rules for their management, (ii) the way stakeholders frame the presence of crocodiles, (iii) the health status of the APD ecosystem by using water quality, fish diversity, and fish biomass as indicators, (iv) the constraints that hinder vegetable production around the APDs. The study suggests that an innovation platform should be established in which all the stakeholders can discuss changes, resulting in optimal use of APD ecosystem services and their management.

The MSP guide : how to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships
Brouwer, J.H. ; Woodhill, A.J. ; Hemmati, M. ; Verhoosel, K.S. ; Vugt, S.M. van - \ 2015
Wageningen : Centre for Development Innovation Wageningen UR - ISBN 9789462575424 - 184
multi-stakeholder processen - samenwerking - vennootschappen - ontwerp - governance - duurzame ontwikkeling - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - sociaal leren - innovaties - ontwikkeling - multi-stakeholder processes - cooperation - partnerships - design - sustainable development - sustainability - social learning - innovations - development
PRObing a method to facilitate the interactive linking of expert knowledge to stakeholder assessment PROFILES
Hisschemoller, M. ; Cuppen, E. ; Leemans, R. ; Dunn, W.N. - \ 2014
Nieuwegein : Programme Office Climate changes Spatial Planning - 41
klimaatverandering - multi-stakeholder processen - biomassa - participatief management - kennismanagement - methodologie - climatic change - multi-stakeholder processes - biomass - participative management - knowledge management - methodology
Dit onderzoek betreft het ontwikkelen en toetsen van een methode voor participatieve verkenningen op het gebied van klimaat en energie, waarbij partijen met een verschillende expertise zijn betrokken. De methode die het onderzoek heeft opgeleverd is Constructive Conflict Methodology genoemd. Uitgangspunt is dat een open dialoog primair tot doel heeft om conflicterende perspectieven helder naar voren te brengen en bespreekbaar te maken, waarbij de meer marginale (nieuwe) gezichtspunten evenveel aandacht verdienen als de meer gangbare perspectieven. Het verkennen van concurrerende denkbeelden en scenarios is een noodzakelijke voorwaarde voor beleidsgericht leren.
Towards responsible scaling up and out in agricultural development : An exploration of concepts and principles
Wigboldus, S.A. ; Leeuwis, C. - \ 2013
Wageningen : Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR; Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Group, Wageningen UR - 77
landbouwontwikkeling - schaalverandering - verantwoordelijkheid - good practices - multi-stakeholder processen - innovaties - agricultural development - scaling - responsibility - multi-stakeholder processes - innovations
Discussion paper prepared for the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics.
Working both ways : the interplay of trust and interaction in collaborations
Oortmerssen, L.A. van - \ 2013
University. Promotor(en): Cees van Woerkum; Noelle Aarts. - S.l. : s.n. - ISBN 9789461737229 - 143
samenwerking - multi-stakeholder processen - communicatie - communicatievaardigheden - sociale interactie - overtuigingen - governance - organisaties - conferenties - cooperation - multi-stakeholder processes - communication - communication skills - social interaction - beliefs - organizations - conferences
This PhD thesis makes trust developments in collaborations more tangible by revealing how these are reflected in conversation patterns. The results of this study indicate that, during meetings, an increase in trust is not only reflected in more openness and responsiveness among the partners, but also in a changing rhythm in their conversations. The different partners speak more often and briefer. If trust is high, the conversation can show moments of interaction flow. This implies an – in the interaction pattern visible – acceleration of the conversation that often results in a creative solution or decision. A chairperson can foster the conditions for such moments of flow by skilful balancing among different key concerns, among which are interventions that nurture trust.
The landscape at your service : spatial analysis of landscape services for sustainable development
Gulickx, M.M.C. - \ 2013
University. Promotor(en): Peter de Ruiter, co-promotor(en): Jetse Stoorvogel; Kasper Kok. - S.l. : s.n. - ISBN 9789461736871 - 143
ecosysteemdiensten - ruimtelijke verdeling - landschapselementen - gebiedsgericht beleid - cartografie - plattelandsplanning - scenario planning - multi-stakeholder processen - landschapsplanning - noord-brabant - intensieve veehouderij - grondwaterkwaliteit - zandgronden - de peel - ecosystem services - spatial distribution - landscape elements - integrated spatial planning policy - mapping - rural planning - multi-stakeholder processes - landscape planning - intensive livestock farming - groundwater quality - sandy soils
De mens beheert en verandert het landschap om diverse producten en diensten te verkrijgen en te versterken. Deze producten en diensten, landschapsdiensten genoemd, leveren een positieve bijdrage aan de maatschappij. Interacties tussen sociale (menselijke) en ecologische (natuurlijke) systemen maken de voorziening van Landschapsdiensten mogelijk. In het landschap zijn er synergiën en conflicten tussen diensten, waardoor keuzes gemaakt moeten worden, oftewel we hebben te maken met trade‐offs tussen diensten. De interactie tussen de systemen, samen met de ruimtelijke verwevenheid van de diensten zorgen voor hoge complexiteit. Kaarten van landschapsdiensten kunnen deze complexiteit, of een deel daarvan, helder weergeven en daardoor bijdragen aan een beter begrip van de interacties en bijkomende trade‐offs. Dit begrip helpt ons bij het voorkomen van conflicten tussen diensten en geeft ons betere mogelijkheden om gewenste diensten te versterken. Voornamelijk ruimtelijke planners en beleidsmakers hebben veel baat bij deze informatie. Geschikte kaarten van landschapsdiensten zijn daarom van groot belang. Meer onderzoek is nodig naar ruimtelijk relaties om zodoende landschappelijke elementen te identificeren die kunnen fungeren als indicatoren voor het karteren van landschapsdiensten. Voor de gemeenten Deurne en Asten zijn de landschapsdiensten moerashabitat, bosrecreatie, grondgebonden veehouderij en wandelrecreatie in kaart gebracht. Met behulp van veldwerk zijn voor 389 locaties de landschapsdiensten geïdentificeerd. Een ruimtelijke analyse gemaakt van de grondwaterkwaliteit in relatie tot landschappelijke elementen, landgebruik en landschapsdiensten. De studie is uitgevoerd voor het zuidelijk zandgebied in de regio de Peel in Nederland.
Climate change adaptation in agriculture: multi-scale modelling and stakeholder participation in the Netherlands
Schaap, B.F. ; Reidsma, P. ; Ewert, F. ; Kanellopoulos, A. ; Mandryk, M. ; Verhagen, A. ; Wolf, J. ; Ittersum, M.K. van - \ 2012
klimaatverandering - klimaatadaptatie - landbouw - multi-stakeholder processen - participatie - nederland - climatic change - climate adaptation - agriculture - multi-stakeholder processes - participation - netherlands
Poster presented at the Knowledge for Climate Midterm Assessment, 4 October 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Made by Fairtrade : de Fairtrade Gemeente Campagne als impuls voor de Fairtrade markt
Voermans, K. ; Hendriksen, A. ; Oosterveer, P.J.M. ; Rossing, G. - \ 2012
Wageningen : Wageningen UR, Wetenschapswinkel (Rapport / Wageningen UR, Wetenschapswinkel 282) - ISBN 9789085857389 - 33
gemeenten - fair trade - gelderland - bewustwording - communicatie - maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen - samenwerking - multi-stakeholder processen - municipalities - conscientization - communication - corporate social responsibility - cooperation - multi-stakeholder processes
Dit rapport probeert allereerst een overzicht te geven van Fairtrade strategieën door enerzijds het beschrijven van de ontwikkelingsfasen binnen de Fairtrade beweging en anderzijds het belichten van bedrijfsstrategieën op lokaal niveau. Hiermee wordt een kader geschapen voor de aanzet tot dit onderzoeksproject van de Wetenschapswinkel van Wageningen UR: de vraag van de werkgroep Fairtrade Gemeente Renkum om ondersteuning bij het behalen van de titel Fairtrade Gemeente Renkum. Besloten is om de gemeente Renkum als voorbeeldcasus te gebruiken om hiermee andere gemeenten die de titel Fairtrade Gemeente willen halen te inspireren. Om de gemeente Renkum te ondersteunen in haar streven erkend te worden als Fairtrade Gemeente zijn scenario’s ontwikkeld met als doel verschillende keuzemogelijkheden te laten zien die kunnen leiden tot de status van Fairtrade Gemeente Renkum. Op basis van het gekozen scenario is een monitoring- & evaluatiestrategie ontwikkeld en is een lange termijn communicatieplan geschreven.
Farming with future: making crop protection sustainable
Wijnands, F.G. - \ 2011
Syscope Magazine 2011 (2011)summer. - p. 18 - 21.
gewasbescherming - duurzame landbouw - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - netwerken (activiteit) - kennisoverdracht - systeeminnovatie - multi-stakeholder processen - plant protection - sustainable agriculture - sustainability - networking - knowledge transfer - system innovation - multi-stakeholder processes
The project Farming with future works with parties with a vested interest to promote sustainable crop protection in practice. Besides developing new knowledge, it spends a good deal of its energy in the embedding of sustainable practices within relevant organisations, businesses and agrarian entrepreneurs in order to make these practices permanent features of their activities.
Approaches and methods for monitoring and evaluation
Mierlo, B.C. van - \ 2011
Syscope Magazine 2011 (2011)summer. - p. 31 - 33.
systeeminnovatie - programma-evaluatie - evaluatie - programmaontwikkeling - projectcontrole - netwerken - multi-stakeholder processen - landbouwontwikkeling - system innovation - program evaluation - evaluation - program development - project control - networks - multi-stakeholder processes - agricultural development
The aim of many agricultural innovation networks is to realize a system innovation. With system innovation, whole production and consumption systems change, including social relationships, division of roles, formal rules and values, and the technical artefacts and infrastructure. This type of innovation takes place when stakeholders learn from each other in a process of thinking and acting together. In order to get to grips with these learning processes, it is increasingly common to use monitoring and evaluation methods. What are the methods that can be used, what are the most significant differences between them and to what degree are the methods from the different approaches of use in evaluating and managing innovation projects?
Framing futures: visualizing on social-ecological systems change
Vervoort, J.M. - \ 2011
University. Promotor(en): Tom Veldkamp, co-promotor(en): Kasper Kok; Ron van Lammeren. - [s.l.] : S.n. - ISBN 9789461730916 - 192
communicatie - visualisatie - onzekerheid - milieubeheer - multi-stakeholder processen - samenleving - communication - visualization - uncertainty - environmental management - multi-stakeholder processes - society

An appreciation of the complexity and uncertainty that characterizes linked human and natural systems - or social-ecological systems - has proliferated throughout the sciences in recent decades. However, dominant societal images, mental models and discourses frame the complexity of social-ecological systems in biased and simplified ways. Interactive media show much potential to help move beyond the current limitations of societal communication about complex systems. The objective of the research in this PhD thesis is to harness the potential of interactive visualization for the elicitation and communication of societal perspectives on complexity in social-ecological systems.

The thesis takes on two fundamental challenges: 1. eliciting and sharing analytic perspectives (addressed in chapters 3 and 4); and 2. combining analytic understanding with experiential engagement (chapters 4 and 5). These challenges are discussed in chapter 1. We take on these challenges through designing and evaluating a series of new communication tools. Throughout the thesis, accessibility, flexibility and feasibility of communication tools and concepts are crucial preconditions.

To frame the research,chapter 2 uses the challenges from the introduction chapter as a guide and touchstone to identify and evaluate the tools and strategies currently being developed and employed in different fields of environmental science communication. Starting with scenarios communication, the chapter goes on to explore the fields of landscape visualization, serious gaming, and visual analytics/information visualization. An evaluation of these fields concludes that as currently used, the tools and strategies from each domain had different strengths and weaknesses in terms of the communication of social-ecological systems change. To move beyond these limitations, the chapter proposes a design framework that was based on several new elements. Firstly, the use of web 2.0 technology that allowed for the fluid integration of multiple platforms. Secondly, pervasive gaming design that focused on user-generated sources of analytic communication and engagement instead of on realistic environments.

Chapter 3 reports on our first strategy to take on the challenge of eliciting and sharing analytic perspectives on social-ecological systems. The System Perspectives Scope is a tool to explore how participatory models could be used to capture societal actors’ perspectives on the spatial and temporal dimensions of complex systems. The application of this tool in two case studies demonstrates that it is possible to focus explicitly on spatial and temporal system levels and cross-level interactions, different understandings of temporal change, and different basic perspectives on the nature of change in social-ecological systems - all through a relatively simple and accessible format in an on-line context. Results indicate significant relationships between different perspectives on spatial and temporal system levels and different myths of nature.

Chapter 4explores a different analytic strategy with which key societal actors’ mental models could be captured more extensively and fundamentally. We start from the premise that change agents in social-ecological systems, in this case the agricultural innovators in the TransForum project, would have to be experienced at linking many conceptual dimensions in their efforts to create accepted change, including the biophysical dimensions but also the dimensions of institutions, networks, knowledge, power and so on. We also propose that these dimensions and the scales that change agents used to frame them would allow them to capture cross-scale dynamics that they saw as crucial in their systems. We conducted a series of in-depth interviews using the Scale Repertoire, a method that helped create multi-dimensional perspectives on change agents’ storylines that showed cross-scale interactions between these different interpretations of the project. This research confirms that change agents were in fact able to produce a wide range of scales which they could use to capture the cross-scale dynamics they saw as crucial. Based on these results the chapter argues that key societal actors should be involved in interdisciplinary research on the role of scale in the governance of complex systems. Furthermore, consciousness of scale in societal debates should be stimulated.

In chapter 5 we take on the second challenge, evaluating the complementary benefits of communication tools focused on analytic understanding and on experiential engagement in an interactive live setting. In an Oxfordshire, UK case study, we conducted workshops with local sustainable development groups where we combined a live version of the System Perspectives Scope (chapter 3) with ScenarioCommunities, an interactive storytelling tool. ScenarioCommunities proved engaging and vivid to the participants and able to motivate them into creating their own vivid storylines. The System Perspectives Scope elicited individual mental models and facilitated analytic reflection. These benefits are complementary and were perceived as such by the participants. The highly participatory nature of both tools was an asset both to the participants’ experience of the process and the methods’ ability to generate results. The workshop that started with the engagement-oriented tool produced more and better results and was seen as more successful by the participants than the workshop that started with the analytic tool. Though the case study was small, these results are consistent enough to suggest that the transition from experiential engagement to analytic understanding is more natural than the reverse order.

An alternative take on the challenge of combining the facilitation of analytic understanding and experiential engagement was to consider how these modes of communication could be fused. To explore this question, in chapter 6 we sought collaboration with multi-media designers and artists outside of science communication through a series of workshops. The collaborations with designers and artists generated ideas for serious games, group interactions, metaphors and social media storytelling. The computer game concepts and group interactions produced in the workshops proved to capture the widest range of complex systems dynamics, were engaging and focused on strategic knowledge. While the group concepts used participants’ physical experience, the game concepts are potentially limitless in the scale of their application. The social media storytelling concepts were rated highly in terms of engagement and intuitiveness, but less complex systems characteristics. The exploratory nature of this research meant that we were not able to test the actual effects of most concepts. Instead, we relied on expert opinions of their potential. Still, this research project indicates that experiential engagement and analytic understanding can be fused and that games and group concepts can lead to the development of strategic knowledge. Finally, this case study makes a strong argument for collaborative efforts between science communicators and multi-media designers and artists.

In the synthesis (chapter 7) I conclude that interactive visualization can be developed to focus directly on the elicitation and communication of analytic perspectives on social-ecological systems change. Also, combining analytic understanding and experiential engagement can be achieved through separate methods or through full integration to aim for the development of strategic knowledge. The preconditions of flexibility, accessibility and feasibility were turned from limitations into guidelines that focused the design of communication tools clearly on complexity while avoiding complicatedness. Our design-based research provided specific insights and an in-depth learning experience. I believe that focus on the diversity of individual perspectives provides an essential basis for more consensus-oriented work.Through our collaboration with artists and designers, it became clear that modes of communication can themselves represent new spaces for perspectives. I recommend that science communicators focus directly on the characteristics of complex systems and translate and integrate analytic and experiential and conceptual and practical modes of communication. Demands for accessibility, flexibility and feasibility should be turned into benefits. Artists and scientists should be collaborating on complex systems communication; design and art communities have to be informed and inspired. I recommend a conscious recognition of the role and goals of the communicator in a given context. Finally, I suggest that opportunities must be sought to institutionalize complexity-conscious communication strategies to up-scale their impact.

From food production to food security: developing interdisciplinary, regional-level research
Ingram, J.S.I. - \ 2011
University. Promotor(en): Rudy Rabbinge. - [S.l.] : S.n. - ISBN 9789461730022 - 152
voedselproductie - voedselzekerheid - systeemanalyse - interdisciplinair onderzoek - klimaatverandering - landbouwkundig onderzoek - regionale ontwikkeling - multi-stakeholder processen - food production - food security - systems analysis - interdisciplinary research - climatic change - agricultural research - regional development - multi-stakeholder processes
Making evaluations matter: a practical guide for evaluators
Kusters, C.S.L. ; Vugt, S.M. van; Wigboldus, S.A. ; Williams, B. ; Woodhill, A.J. - \ 2011
Wageningen : Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation - ISBN 9789085859710 - 118
ontwikkeling - evaluatie - programma-evaluatie - multi-stakeholder processen - leren - deelnemers aan een programma - ontwikkelingslanden - ontwikkelingsprogramma's - development - evaluation - program evaluation - multi-stakeholder processes - learning - program participants - developing countries - development programmes
This guide is primarily for evaluators working in the international development sector. It is also useful for commissioner of evaluations, evaluation managers and M&E officers. The guide explains how to make evaluations more useful. It helps to better understand conceptual issues and appreciate how evaluations can contribute to changing mindsets and empowering stakeholders. On a practical level, the guide presents core guiding principles and pointers on how to design and facilitate evaluations that matter. Furthermore, it shows how to get primary intended users and other key stakeholders to contribute effectively to the evaluation process
Systems innovations in agriculture in the Netherlands
Meijer, B.J.M. ; Wijnands, F.G. ; Vogelezang, J.V.M. ; Stilma, E.S.C. ; Maas, M.P. van der; Jansma, J.E. ; Haan, J.J. de; Reuler, H. van - \ 2011
Wageningen : PPO AGV (report PPO 340) - 51
systeeminnovatie - bedrijfssystemen - landbouw - tuinbouw - multi-stakeholder processen - samenwerking - proefprojecten - kennisoverdracht - system innovation - farming systems - agriculture - horticulture - multi-stakeholder processes - cooperation - pilot projects - knowledge transfer
In recent years scientists of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) dedicated much effort to systems innovations in agriculture and horticulture. Complex and persistent environmental problems require new approaches, new so-called proof of principles that should offer farmers and growers of the future new perspectives in a development course towards more sustainable farm management systems. And this course was – and still is - characterised by intensive cooperation with a large number of stakeholders: farmers and growers and their representatives, businesses in various links of the chain, regional organisations, service industries and knowledge institutions, societal organisations and authorities. This is because development and implementation of sustainable farming requires the development of new techniques as well as – at the same time - acquiring support for the implementation of such changes among all stakeholders. This is why communication and knowledge transfer were playing such an important role in the systems innovation programmes. This report presents the four innovation projects and their results, together with a short description of the embedding of these projects in the future explorations that have been conducted together with stakeholders.
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