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. The paper begins with a brief overview of the past and contemporary debates on enhancing the contribution of agricultural research for innovation. A brief outline of the RIU programme in South Asia is first discussed. This is followed by a description of select cases from RIU’s South Asia portfolio. Finally, the key features of these cases with implications for enhancing agricultural innovation are discussed.
RIU Asia. Changing contours of research and development: lessons from South Asia