GUIDE TO THE AGRICULTURAL SCALABILITY ASSESSMENT TOOL: For Assessing and Improving the Scaling Potential of Agricultural Technologies (USAID, 2018)

This tool is designed to provide a qualitative appraisal of an innovation’s scalability. While innovations do have intrinsic features that may make them more or less scalable in general, most of the factors affecting scaling potential can only be assessed relative to a specific socio-economic context and the characteristics of target adopters. It provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of the innovation relative to scalability, the most promising scaling up pathways (i.e., commercial, public, or public-private partnerships), and information on the extent to which target contexts — locations and populations – and their market and public-sector capacity currently facilitate scaling.

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