Why are research results not reaching farmers' fields? Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8381: Institutionalised scaling-up and uptake promotion of outputs from soil and water management research in East and Central Africa.

A compilation of the constraints limiting uptake and scaling-up of natural resources research results in Eastern Africa is helping policy makers get a better idea of these barriers. Awareness-raising products are explaining to researchers their role in the process. Training materials, including a learning manual, are helping build the capacity of researchers to influence institutional strategies and also design and implement plans for communication, sharing, promoting uptake, and scaling-up of their own research outputs. These materials are now used extensively throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, including in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, the Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (17 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP15, 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 83.

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