The Knowledge Sharing in Research Project Leader Nadia Manning-Thomas recently developed a think-piece for the Science Forum, held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, 16th and 17th June 2009.
The think-piece and presentation based on it given during the Science Forum, were part of the background material contracted by the conveners of the Science Forum Workshop 3: ICTs transforming agricultural science, research & technology generation.
The think-piece was found to be very interesting by a number of participants and it was asked whether this piece could be ‘re-published’ in other places.
Title and Opening part of the article:
Changing the Emperor: ICT-enabled collaboration transforming agricultural science, research and technology into an effective participatory and innovations system approach
The CGIAR Centres and Programs with their many partners are together creating a wealth of knowledge to help increase agricultural productivity and improve livelihoods of poor communities, primarily in developing countries. The knowledge the CGIAR produces is vital to addressing and finding solutions for food (in)security around the world. However, despite the creation of this wealth of knowledge, certain obstacles to uptake and impact of agricultural research remain. Many of these obstacles are related to the way in which knowledge and innovation are treated within the research process.
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