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Research & Development initiatives designed to promote interactions between researchers and stakeholders

Choisis, Jean-Philippe and Vayssières, Jonathan and Lecomte, Philippe Research & Development initiatives designed to promote interactions between researchers and stakeholders. (2008) In: 8th European International Farming Systems Association (IFSA) Symposium, 6 July 2008 - 10 July 2008 (Clermont-Ferrand, France).

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Abstract

In this article, we assess the participatory experiences of a CIRAD research group created more than 20 years ago to provide support for a rural development plan for cattle farming in the highlands of Reunion Island. On the basis of an analysis of various Research & Development (R&D)projects, we evaluate the benefits and difficulties of a “Bottom-Up” approach. Four types of stakeholders have been systematically involved in these R&D projects. They all participate in the various steps of the innovation process. Although participatory approaches can be seen as timeconsuming and involving a risk of dispersion from the researcher’s point of view, they lead to radical changes in the respective roles of the various stakeholders involved,beneficial for both the effective production and dissemination of innovative measures.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-01436497
ProdINRA Id:29475
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique - CIRAD (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:10 Jan 2017 13:34

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