DFID's Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS), which ran from 1995 to 2006, was focused upon the generation of research, and capacity development was limited. DFID's new sustainable agriculture research strategy places greater emphasis on the uptake of research as part of a broader 'innovation system' and signals the need for an integrated approach to capacity development.
This study draws on the RNRRS experience and distils key lessons. It considers capacity development in the context of the innovation systems approach and discusses the implications for future capacity development efforts.
This Brief is an edited summary of a paper written by Frank Almond and Dan Kisauzi (2005): Synthesis studies of the Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy: Capacity development.
DFID, London, UK, 6 pp.