The Research into Use (RIU) programme was initiated in July 2006 as part of the Department for International Development (DFID)'s Strategy for Research on Sustainable Agriculture 2006-2016. This new programme is founded on the substantial achievements and lessons learned from the previous DFID Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy implemented from 1995-2006. The main objective of this paper is to capture the strategic and innovative thinking that enabled the smooth transition to the RIU approach. It is hoped that wider understanding of this process will benefit international and national natural resources research and development programmes as well as donors. Widespread use of the best approaches to get research into use is a desired legacy of the RIU programme with potential for a far-reaching impact on reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth.
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