Improving research uptake – Along the value chain

24 May, 2009 by (comments)

One of CIAT’s core values, as elaborated by Louise Sperling, is to ‘Reach End Users‘. Speaking at CIAT’s 2009 knowledge sharing week, CIAT’s Jean Claude Rubyogo explains how multiple actors in research in Africa work together in a ‘value chain approach’ to achieve improved uptake of bean varieties: Click To Play   He also explains how CIAT works withRead More …

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Reaching end-users : Let’s rethink who is the “pea” and who is the “elephant”

20 May, 2009 by (comments)

Louise Sperling kicked off Day 3 of CIAT’s KS week by stimulating our thinking around the issue of ‘Reaching End Users’ (REU). “While REU was rejected as a deliberate thrust in CIAT’s strategy, and is not visible in the MTPs, the ideas around REU are very high on the agenda of the new CGIAR where planned funding mechanisms andRead More …

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