Microbial biodiversity as a resource in developing countries. New innovative research partnership

Objectives: i) to describe microbial biodiversity and demonstrate the applicability of this resource; ii) to introduce newest technology for description and exploitation of microbial biodiversity; iii) to strengthen national capacity for research in and protection of microbial resources; iv) to promote true collaboration between researchers from developing countries and Biotechnological Institute

Establishment and operation of a multi-site global mushroom germplasm bank for collection, characterisation, conservation and utilisation of biodiversity. New innovative research partnership proposal

Objectives: The establishment of banks of mushroom germplasm in partners' countries that will guarantee the conservation of fungal genetic diversity of those countries and at the same time can function as a source of reliable and stable mother cultures for the preparation of spawn to be used in local cultivation of mushrooms. The local development of mushroom cultivation industries, that will generate jobs and income and supply high protein vegetative food.

Produce Foundations in Mexico: An Innovative Participatory and Demand-Driven Technology Innovation Model

Objectives: To promote linkages between agricultural producers, end-users of agricultural products, agricultural research institutions, and advanced agricultural education institutions as a means of fostering the transfer and farm-level adoption of appropriate technological innovations.

Techniques and approaches for conservation and utilization of taro genetic resources in the Pacific. New innovative research partnership

Objectives: i.) To strengthen the on-going research on taro in the Pacific and promote networking. ii.) Describe genetic diversity in taro ¿ an underutilized tuber crop and a staple food in the Pacific Island countries. iii.) Develop and adopt, complementary conservation techniques to conserve taro genetic resources. iv.) Evaulate diversity to develop disease resistant high yielding varieties and promote their utilization by farming communities.

New innovative research partnership proposals. Towards an associative model of technological innovation for the AGRI-FOOD and agroindustrial system in the enlarged mercosur

Project Title: Organization and management of technological integration in agriculture and agroindustry in the Southern Cone. This project aims to promote the technological integration as well as to strengthen the management capacity of the innovate process in the Agri-food and Agroindustrial System (AAS) in the enlarged MERCOSUR 2. In order to be able to comply with the proposal, the strengthening and assurance of the re-engineering process of the Cooperative Program for Technological Development in Agriculture in the Southern Cone (PROCISUR 3) is planned. The new associative model for

CORNET: a coffee research neetwork established under ASARECA. Proposal for a new innovative research partnership, GFAR 2000

Objectives: i. Establish functional network secretariat and management structure ii. Facilitate regional exchange of information on technical aspects of coffee production, processing, marketing and policy iii. Identify and prioritise researchable constraints to improving coffee production, processing, marketing and policy iv. Develop and/or co-ordinate regional research projects within the network, according to identified priorities v. Implement training and capacity building in coffee research in the ASARECA Region

[Innovative research partnerships in the develpment of hot pepper marketing in the Caribbean]

This case study in the development of hot pepper marketing in the Caribbean covers the period from the early 1980¿s to 2000. During the period several partnerships were forged among a host of public and private research institutions, export agencies, private companies and farmer groups to solve major constraints along the commodity chain. The objective of the study is to examine these partnerships that over time have developed the hot pepper commodity and taken advantage of specific niches in the marketplace in North

Fomulation of new and innovative research partnerships

Tentative list of the cases to be presented as new innovative cases at GFAR 2000

Recherche agricole et innovation rurale au service du développement durable. Actes de la Conférence GFAR 2003, 22-24 Mai 2003, Dakar, Senegal

La conférence poursuivait divers objectifs qui étaient d'examiner les acquis et d¿établir un bilan de ces trois dernières années (2000-2003), mais aussi d¿identifier les problèmes mondiaux émergents, les risques et les opportunités se rapportant à la recherche agricole pour le développement. Les résultats de ces deux exercices ont été utilisés pour mettre au point un cadre d¿activités de la Recherche Agricole pour le Développement nécessaire pour réduire les risques et tirer parti des opportunités.