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Revitalizing agriculture is critical for rural Indonesia's economic prosperity. Historically, Indonesia's dramatic poverty reduction was driven by progress in agriculture and agriculture continues to be a potent driver of growth and poverty alleviation. Agricultural sector growth strongly induces non-agricultural sector growth in rural areas, particularly through demand for locally prod ...

SUBJECT: plant pests; agricultural extension; business partnerships; crop protection; research collaboration

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Revitalizing agriculture is critical for rural Indonesia's economic prosperity. Historically, Indonesia's dramatic poverty reduction was driven by progress in agriculture and agriculture continues to be a potent driver of growth and poverty alleviation. Agricultural sector growth strongly induces non-agricultural sector growth in rural areas, particularly through demand for locally prod ...

SUBJECT: plant pests; agricultural extension; business partnerships; crop protection; research collaboration

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A coordinated effort to develop a regional research and development (R and D) strategy for innovation was launched by the Joint Statement of Sarajevo, signed on April 24, 2009, by the ministers from the Western Balkans (WB) responsible for science and research; the European Union (EU) commissioner for science and research; and the Czech Republic Presidency of the Council of the European ...

SUBJECT: competitiveness; information technology; legal framework; global markets; tertiary education

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Many countries are using innovation funds in the agricultural sector to support innovators and their links to public institutions, private entrepreneurs, and other actors, such as groups of rural producers. These funds create platforms for innovative activity by providing incentives for quality and collaboration. This report synthesizes experience with the two main innovation funds that ...

SUBJECT: honey; natural resource management; high-value products; pluralism; dissemination of knowledge

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In recent years, the notion of doing research with multiple partners has become an important concept in international development. This reflects the belief that partnerships are important for solving complex problems, reducing costs and competition for the same resources, increasing efficiency and ownership, and ensuring greater accountability. The Center for International Forestry Rese ...

SUBJECT: biodiversity research; methodologies; natural resource management; ciat; water resources

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This review's objectives were to examine the structure and performance of the agricultural research and extension systems (public and private) at the central and provincial levels, identify successes as well as constraints to improving the system s effectiveness for fostering innovation, and propose options for further policy and institutional development, drawing on lessons from intern ...

SUBJECT: agricultural research investments; university of illinois; high-value products; agricultural extension; aquatic resources research

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This note outlines an approach to economic analysis in agricultural research and extension (R&E) projects financed under World Bank loans and credits. It provides guidelines and recommends steps to take during project preparation and implementation. 1) agricultural research investments should be evaluated at the level of research programs for important commodities or production systems. ...

SUBJECT: agricultural research investments; technology adoption; natural resource management; international food policy research institute; physical indicators

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This overview of the research sector in the Western Balkans is a companion piece to the Western Balkans regional research and development (R and D) strategy for innovation. The strategy aims to strengthen the region's research capacity, enhance intraregional cooperation, promote collaboration with business sectors, explore possibilities for financing R and D from European Union (EU) fun ...

SUBJECT: legal framework; business indicators; scientific community; tertiary enrollment; advanced research

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This paper explores fundamental issues affecting technology commercialization of publicly funded research and development (R&D) in the Russian Federation. Despite substantial R&D investments, Russia has experienced a decline in scientific output and employment. Nevertheless, the innovation system remains strong in several technological fields. This paper develops an analytical framework ...

SUBJECT: information technology; legal framework; global markets; new technology; technology law

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A functional review by the World Bank of Romania's research, development and innovation (RD&I) sector has been commissioned by the Government of Romania and the European Commission as part of a broader assessment of the public administration contribution to the country's growth and continued convergence with the EU. The objective of the Review is to propose actions over the short to med ...

SUBJECT: competitiveness; information technology; intellectual property protection; legal framework; accreditation

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