A study was conducted to better understand the research and communication processes, barriers and efficacy of various communication methods and media used for various stakeholders across a range of levels and research for development sectors. Results showed that most research projects do not have communication plans for ensuring uptake of findings by other stakholders. The study proposes that research projects should include communication strategies to ensure that research findings are well communicated to the targeted stakeholders in order to influence decision-making and resource allocations, to enhance utilisation of improved technologies.
Lutkamu, M., Shetto, M.C., Hatibu, N. and Mahoo, H.F. 2005. Scaling-up and uptake promotion of research findings in natural resources management (R8088B). Paper presented at the East African River Basin conference held at Sokoine University, Morogoro Tanzania, 7-9 March 2005. Annex C9 of the Final Technical Report of project R8088B. Morogoro, Tanzania: SWMRG, Sokoine University of Agriculture. 25 pp.