Access to knowledge can make change a reality. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8310: Institutional learning and change: a capacity development approach to exploring and strengthening post-harvest innovation systems in South Asia and R8500: Institutions for poverty reduction: understanding and enabling institutional changes that promote pro-poor post-harvest innovation.

New knowledge is shedding light on how pro-poor institutional learning and change occur, and how to encourage and promote them. It includes syntheses of principles and procedures as well as lessons that can be useful to a range of actors. These insights are part of a pro-poor innovation framework that can be used to guide the application of knowledge, technology and information for pro-poor economic and productive impact. Numerous organisations are using the framework to guide policy making for change in norms, habits and practices, including the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development, International Livestock Research Institute, Institute of Rural Management (India), as well as several civil society organizations.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


CPH13, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 112.

Published 1 January 2007