Rural Innovation Systems

Emerging development-relevant enterprises in Kenya : do they exist, what do they look like and what is their role in poverty alleviation?

Adwera, Andrew O. | 2011
  • Author(s): Adwera, Andrew O.
  • Publisher: Results into research]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agriculture, enterprise development, entrepreneurship, private sector, poverty alleviation, development research, kenya
The paper explores the potential of development-relevant enterprises in Kenya for putting research into use or facilitating this process. It examines new sources of funding for this niche social entrepreneurial activity (donors, venture capitalists, philanthropists, challenge funds, hedge funds).

The role of social networks for national innovation systems' dynamics

Agapitova, Natalia | 2005
  • Author(s): Agapitova, Natalia
  • Publisher: Washington, DC
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: development strategies, innovations, developing countries, social institutions, social interaction, co-operation between organizations, economic development
The analysis of social networks is combined with the study of technological change and institutional-building processes to describe the learning dynamics of individual actors in a national innovation systems.

Innovation system approach to agricultural development : policy implications for agricultural extension delivery in Nigeria

Agwu, A.E. and Dimelu, M.U. and Madukwe, M.C. | 2008
  • Author(s): Agwu, A.E. and Dimelu, M.U. and Madukwe, M.C.
  • Publisher: Academic journals
  • Pages: 1604--1611
  • Keywords: agricultural innovations, development strategies, agricultural policy, agricultural extension, administration, private enterprises, west africa, nigeria
The innovation systems approach offers a multi-disciplinary approach to address the problem of agricultural development. This requires the co-operation of government officials, policy makers, exteions workers, farmers, and private enterprises.

Capacity needs for strengthening and empowering farmer organisations in East and Central Africa : documentation of workshop held at Imperial resort beach hotel, Entebbe, 2-7 February, 2009

Ahmed, Zziwa | 2009
  • Author(s): Ahmed, Zziwa
  • Publisher: Association for strengthening agricultural research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: farmers associations, empowerment, capacity building, agricultural research, agricultural extension, central africa, east africa
A workshop was held to determine the common critical needs for strengthening farmers' organizations and farmer empowerment and to develop a concept note for a regional project to address those needs.

Building science, technology and innovation policies

Ahrens, Joachim | 2005
  • Author(s): Ahrens, Joachim
  • Publisher: SciDev.Net
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: development policy, science and technology policy, development strategies, innovations, governance
A discussion of: the role of policy in developing science, technology and innovation policies in developing countries; the principles for designing such policies; and, the need for developing efficient governance.

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