Embedding Research in Society: Development Assistance Options for Supporting Agricultural Innovation in a Global Knowledge Economy



http://www.merit.unu.edu/publications/wppdf/2008/wp2008-011.pdf
Type: 
working paper
Author(s): 
Hall, A.
Description: 

The emergence of a globalised knowledge economy, and the contemporary views of innovation capacity that this trend enables and informs, provides a new context in which development assistance to agricultural research and development needs to be considered. The main argument in this paper, which focuses on The Netherlands, is that development assistance should use this emerging scenario to identify niches where inputs can add value to the R&D investments of others, particularly in activities that help wire up innovation systems, linking R&D to other activities and actors in society. The paper outlines four agricultural innovation priorities and guiding principles for development assistance that could help strengthen national and global innovation capacity.

Publication year: 
2009
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