The origins and implications of using innovation systems perspectives in the design and implementation of agricultural research projects: Some personal observations
AbstractIn recent years the there has been an increasing recognition of the potential of the innovation systems concept to provide new ways of making more effective use of agricultural research and improve its impact on socially desirable outcomes. This paper documents the experiences of a group of researchers in India who experimented with this framework and tried to operationalise its principles in project design. The paper comments on some of the implications of using this approach and the challenges it presents for implementers of agricultural research projects in developing countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology in its series UNU-MERIT Working Paper Series with number 013.
Date of creation: 2007
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Innovation Systems; Agricultural Research; Development Practice; Poverty Reduction; Research Projects; Project Design;
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- NEP-AGR-2007-06-11 (Agricultural Economics)
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