Rural Innovation Systems

Five key areas for mobilising the potential of rural advisory services

| 2010
  • Author(s):
  • Publisher: Global forum for rural advisory services (GFRAS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agricultural extension, private sector, public sector, institution building, advisory services, africa
There is renewed attention to the important role of advisory services (extension) in rural development processes. This brief summarizes the paper \"Mobilizing the potential of rural and agricultural extension\", prepared for the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (March 2010).

Innovation, sustainablity, development : a new manifesto

| 2010
  • Author(s):
  • Publisher: University of Sussex
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: innovations, poverty, environmental protection, development strategies
The Manifesto recommends new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future. It stresses the need to foster more diverse and far more fairly distributed forms of - and directions for - innovation, towards greater social justice.

How national public policies encourage or impede agribusiness innovation : studies of six African countries : research proposal

| 2008
  • Author(s):
  • Publisher: World bank]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agribusiness, innovations, economic policy, export promotion, technology, public finance, africa south of sahara, ghana, kenya, mozambique, rwanda, tanzania, uganda
A comparative assessment of 6 African nations will be carried out to assess whether public policies enable agricultural innovation and to determine which technical, financial and marketing services support it.

Common framework on market-oriented agricultural advisory services

| 2008
  • Author(s):
  • Publisher: Neuch√Ętel group
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agribusiness, advisory services, small farms, small enterprises, market access, income
Pro-poor MOAAS (market-oriented agricultural advisory services) are knowledge services which assist smallholder and other value-chain actors to get better access to markets and secure benefits from commercialization.

Knowledge for Africa's development : ten priorities for Africa : a distillation...

| 2007
  • Author(s):
  • Publisher: Republic of South Africa. Department science and technology [etc.]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: innovations, economic development, institution building, education, information technology, communication technology, africa south of sahara
Top priorities for strengthening education, ICT, and innovation to promote the growth of the Knowledge Economy in Africa are outlined, including the development of a culture of innovation.
 

About this portal

This information portal provides access to selected free, full-text electronic documents on Rural Innovation Systems (RIS).