Putting Agricultural Research into use: Lessons from Contested Visions of Innovation

Hall, A (2011) Putting Agricultural Research into use: Lessons from Contested Visions of Innovation. Working Paper. Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology, Maastricht, The Netherlands .

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This paper is a synthesis of research undertaken as part of the Research Into Use programme (RIU) to explore the question of how agricultural research can be used more effectively to improve agricultural production and farmers’ livelihoods in developing countries. Many of the challenges the programme encountered were a result of contested visions of the way agricultural research should be used for innovation. The paper suggests a number of novel entry points for projects promoting research into use. However, it also argues that the effectiveness of RIU was undermined by its failure to productively manage contested visions of research and innovation within the programme and between the programme and its donors and other international champions of the dominant view on agricultural research and development.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: This document is an output from the Research Into Use Programme (RIU) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID
Author Affiliation: Director, LINK Ltd. and visiting professor at The Open University
Subjects: Agricultural Engineering
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 08:31
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 05:25
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/2967

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