The purpose of this paper is not to present the approaches adopted by RIU projects as a blueprint for enhancing the contribution of agricultural research to development. Rather, there is no single approach being promoted here. It is more about promoting a diverse set of approaches to enhancing the contributions of research to development.
The paper begins with a brief overview of past and contemporary debates on enhancing the contribution of agricultural research for innovation. A brief outline of the RIU programme in South Asia is discussed in Section III. This is followed by a description of select cases from RIU’s South Asia portfolio in Section IV. The key features of these cases — with implications for enhancing agricultural innovation — are discussed in Section V.
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Changing Contours of Research and Development: Lessons from South Asia