This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with Projects R7502, R6306, R6641, R7494 and R7551. An
innovation systems concept pioneered in India provides a new conceptual
framework for improving the responsiveness of research to the needs of
diverse technology users; the integration of research into the wider set
of development activities; and the cultivation of practices that
facilitate integration. Partnership is increasingly important for
improving the use of research in development. Yet long-standing issues
(habits, routines and practices) often make partnerships difficult to
establish and sustain, keeping innovation from taking place. This
conceptual framework is currently shaping a diversity of programmes.
Investment in capacity strengthening will enable numerous organisations
to apply the approaches effectively.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH12, 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.