RIU (Research Into Use) is a research and development programme designed to put agricultural research into use for developmental purposes and to conduct research on how to do this. The programme is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and follows earlier investments by DFID in agricultural and natural resources research supported through its renewable natural resources research strategy (RRNRRS).
FORTHCOMING JOURNAL ARTICLES
Two papers from RIU Research Fellow Ann Kingiri are set to appear as articles in peer-reviewed journals in the coming months. The first, titled “Conflicting Advocacy Coalitions in an Evolving Modern Biotechnology Regulatory Sub-System: Policy Learning and Influence of Kenya’s Regulatory Policy Process” is to be published in Science and Public Policy. The second, titled “The Contested Framing of Biosafety Regulation as a Tool for Enhancing Public Awareness: Insights from the Kenyan Regulatory Process and BioAWARE Strategy”, will appear in the Tailoring Biotechnologies journal. Both articles are scheduled to be published in 2011. Details can be found at the Research Into Use section of this website.
RIU RESEARCH FELLOW AT GLOBELICS 2010
RIU Research Fellow Vamsidhar Reddy presented a paper at the 2010 Globelics (Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems) conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 1, 2010. Vamsi’s paper, titled “Exploring Mechanisms for Putting Agricultural Value Chain-Oriented Research into Use: Empirical Cases from the Research Into Use Programme”, examines the innovation trajectories of three RIU-supported projects in South Asia. The conference paper will be out as an RIU discussion paper in the coming weeks.