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Learning Networks Matter: Challenges to Developing Learning-Based Competence in Mango Production and Post-Harvest in Andhra Pradesh, India

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  • Prasad Pant, Laxmi

    ()
    (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph)

  • Hambly Odame, Helen

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    (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph)

  • Hall, Andy

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    (Learning, Innovation and Knowledge (LINK), UNU-MERIT)

  • Sulaiman, Rasheed

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    (Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP), and LINK)

Abstract

This discussion paper explores aspects of innovation systems ideas in the analysis of mango production and export by smallscale farmers in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The paper shows how despite favourable agro-ecological conditions and being the largest international mango producer, India still struggles to build momentum in rapidly emerging export markets. An analysis of the sector's recent history combined with an empirical account of inter-sectoral and intra-sectoral linkage patterns among stakeholder groups appears to provide the basis for remedial policy suggestions. Most of these relate to aspects of integrated technology development and innovation management.

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Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 069.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2008069

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Keywords: innovation; innovation systems; mango; high-value; national competence; learning networks; South Asia; India;

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  1. Lall, Sanjaya, 1992. "Technological capabilities and industrialization," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 165-186, February.
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  1. Ian Clarke & Matias Ramirez, 2011. "Intermediaries and Capability Building in an Emerging Resource based Cluster," SPRU Working Paper Series 197, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.

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