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Innovation Systems and Agricultural Development in Africa : A Capacity Building Needs Assessment

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  • Agricultural Science
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Open Research Online The Open University’s repository of research publications and other research outputs Innovation Systems and Agricultural Development in Africa : A Capacity Building Needs Assessment Conference Item How to cite: Clark, Norman (2005). Innovation Systems and Agricultural Development in Africa : A Capacity Building Needs Assessment. In: International Livestock Research Institute, 29 September 2005. For guidance on citations see FAQs. c© [not recorded] Version: [not recorded] Link(s) to article on publisher’s website: http://www.ilri.org/ Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copy- right owners. For more information on Open Research Online’s data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. oro.open.ac.uk Innovation Systems and Agricultural Development in Africa: A Capacity Building Needs Assessment Norman Clark 29th September 2005.1 I Introduction This short paper has been written as an input to the forthcoming IFSA Symposium. It addresses capacity building needs for African agriculture from an innovation systems perspective.2 It also summarises a longer report written by the author at the request of the NEPAD and submitted in January of this year3. NEPAD plans to design and implement a programme for building the capacity of African scientists and research managers to understand and address science policy issues emerging with developments in agricultural research. This decision has been stimulated by the following factors. First, scientific advances, related technological innovations, and accompanying institutional changes are changing the focus and conduct of agricultural research in very profound ways. Agricultural research systems are increasingly being exposed to public scrutiny and confronted with a growing range of complex social, economic, ethical and political issues. In the case of biotechnology for example, its increasin

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