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5.9 Innovation in Agricultural Research for Development and Implications for
Undertaking Research in Value Chains
Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) is an emerging paradigm. It seeks to address issues arising from a traditional linear, top-down approach to agricultural research that tends to result in research results being ‘sectoral and fragmented with little or no involvement of the relevant stakeholders. In many countries this has resulted in adoption of Innovation Platforms (IP). This focuses on encouraging engagement of multiple actors along a common value chain and promoting innovation in the agricultural sector by identifying barriers to meeting challenges Innovation is considered to evolve through
– Continuous intervention among players
– Utilisation of feedback analysis
– Incorporation of lessons learned Innovation platforms are networks of market actors that considers the technical, social and institutional constraints in a value chain that facilitates learning, with ultimate aim of generating innovation rather than more research products or technologies. It is an attempt to make research demand driven rather than supply driven and to help develop solutions that benefit all the players in a value chain.


65 Although IP have predominated in developing countries, the UK government has recently embraced this approach in finding solutions to increasing sustainable agriculture production, via its recently created Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform Bring government, researchers and business together to stimulate development of new technologies that will increase food productivity, while decreasing the environmental impact of the food and farming industries. www.innovateuk.org


Manual contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Organisation
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Ideas for interview questions general
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Stakeholders
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Bill & melinda gates foundation, usa
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
Strongly agree
End of training evaluation form


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