Linking International Agricultural Research Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 13, pp. 5047-5052, 2009

6 Pages Posted: 17 May 2011

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Patti Kristjanson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robin S. Reid

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - College of Natural Resources

Nancy M. Dickson

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

William C. Clark

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Ranjitha Puskur

CGIAR - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Susan MacMillan

CGIAR - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Delia Grace

CGIAR - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Date Written: Feb 9, 2009

Abstract

We applied an innovation framework to sustainable livestock development research projects in Africa and Asia. The focus of these projects ranged from pastoral systems to poverty and ecosystems services mapping to market access by the poor to fodder and natural resource management to livestock parasite drug resistance. We found that these projects closed gaps between knowledge and action by combining different kinds of knowledge, learning, and boundary spanning approaches; by providing all partners with the same opportunities; and by building the capacity of all partners to innovate and communicate.

Keywords: knowledge, action, research, boundary spanning, innovation, poverty

JEL Classification: O132, O19

Suggested Citation

Kristjanson, Patti and Reid, Robin S. and Dickson, Nancy M. and Clark, William C. and Puskur, Ranjitha and MacMillan, Susan and Grace, Delia, Linking International Agricultural Research Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development (Feb 9, 2009). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 13, pp. 5047-5052, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1831107

Patti Kristjanson (Contact Author)

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Robin S. Reid

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Nancy M. Dickson

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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William C. Clark

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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Ranjitha Puskur

CGIAR - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ( email )

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Susan MacMillan

CGIAR - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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Delia Grace

CGIAR - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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Ababa
Kenya
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