ZEF theme: Innovation and science policy


PARI.  2019.  Improving energy access in rural areas.  (PARI Policy Brief 16) Download (english) [PDF | 940.02KB]
PARI.  2019.  Seed System Development: Fertile Grounds In Sub-Saharan Africa.  (PARI Policy Brief 15) Download (english) [PDF | 512.63KB]
PARI.  2019.  Foreign direct investments in Africa's food and agriculture sector.  (PARI Policy Brief 14) Download (english) [PDF | 775.80KB]
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PARI.  2019.  How to Keep Tractors Running in Africa?.  (PARI Policy Brief 13) Download (english) [PDF | 223.32KB]
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PARI.  2019.  Small-Scale Irrigation Potential In Sub-Saharan Africa.  (PARI Policy Brief 12) Download (english) [PDF | 918.48KB]
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Baumüller, H.  2018.  The Little We Know: An Exploratory Literature Review on the Utility of Mobile Phone-Enabled Services for Smallholder Farmers.  Journal of International Development, 30 (1)   : 134–154   . Further Information
Cantoni R., M.L. Klaes, S. Lackerbauer, C. Foltyn and R. Keller.  2018.  Shale tales: a comparative study of the shale gas promise in France and Poland.  The Extractive Industries and Society, 5 (4)   : TBD   . Further Information
EL.Torgbenu, OS. Oginni, MP. Opoku, W. Nketsia, E. Agyei-Okyere.  2018.  Inclusive practices in Nigeria: Exploring parental attitude, knowledge and perceived social norms influencing implementation.  International Journal of Inclusive Education. , 8(22)   .
Gebremariam, G., and Tesfaye, W..  2018.  The heterogeneous effect of shocks on agricultural innovations adoption: Microeconometric evidence from rural Ethiopia.  Food Policy, 74   : 154-161   . Further Information
Girum Abebe, Tigabu Degu, and Gebrehiwot Ageba.  2018.  What drives productivity change in the manufacturing sector? Evidence from the metalworking industry in Ethiopia. EDRI Working Paper 20. Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Development Research Institute.  EDRI Working Paper , 20   . Further Information
Kirui, O.K. & Kozicka, M.  2018.  Vocational Education and Training for Farmers and Other Actors in the Agri-Food Value Chain in Africa.  Further Information
Kirui, O.K. & von Braun, J..  2018.  Mechanization in African Agriculture A Continental Overview on Patterns and Dynamics.  Further Information
Mponela, P., G.T. Kassie, L. Tamene.  2018.  Simultaneous adoption of integrated soil fertility management technologies in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.  Natural Resources Forum, 3(42)   : 172-184   .
Njiraini, G., Ngigi, M. and E. Baraké.  2018.  Women in African Agriculture: Integrating Women into Value Chains to Build a Stronger Sector.  (ZEF Working Paper 175) Download [PDF | 2.09MB]
Núñez Jover, J.and G. Figueroa Alfonso.  2018.  University, Technology and Development: Reflections from the South.  Spanish Philosophy of Technology, 24   : 139-150   . Further Information
PARI.  2018.  Realizing the Potential of Digital Technologies for Agricultural Development in Africa – (en & de).  (PARI Policy Brief 11) Download (english) [PDF | 475.02KB]
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PARI.  2018.  Innovations to overcome the increasingly complex problems of hunger. Alternative pathways towards food security..  (PARI Policy Brief 10) Download (english) [PDF | 479.55KB]
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Sayer, C.A.; Carr, J.A.; Whitney, C.W..  2018.  The status and distribution of freshwater plants in the Lake Victoria Basin.  In: Sayer, C.A., L. Máiz-Tomé, W.R.T. Darwall (eds.): Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. . IUCN UK, IUCN Gland, Switzerland.   99-109.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF]
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Sayer, C.A.; Máiz-Tomé, L.; Akwany, L.O.; Kishe-Machumu, M.A.; Natugonza, V.; Whitney, C.W.; Omondi, R.; Nshutiyayesu, S.; Kabuye, C.S..  2018.  The importance of freshwater species to livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin.  In: Sayer, C.A., L. Máiz-Tomé, W.R.T. Darwall (eds.): Freshwater biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin: Guidance for species conservation, site protection, climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. . IUCN UK, IUCN Gland, Switzerland.   136-151.  (Open Acess)  Download [PDF]
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Tambo, J.A..  2018.  Recognizing farmer-generated innovations through contests: insights from four African countries.  Food Security, 10   : 1237-1250   . Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and Mockshell, J.  2018.  Differential Impacts of Conservation Agriculture Technology Options on Household Income in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Ecological Economics, 151   : 95-105   . Further Information
Whitney, C W; Shepherd K D; Krawinkel M; Luedeling E..  2018.  Integration of Fruit Trees into Agricultural Landscapes of Kenya can Help to Enhance Nutrition Security.  (Misc. no 40.) 4 (Open Acess) Further Information
Whitney, C.; Luedeling, E..  2018.  How governments can monitor progress towards better nutrition.  (Open Acess) Further Information
Whitney, Cory; Shepherd, Keith; Krawinkel, Michael; Lanzanova, Denis; Luedeling, Eike.  2018.  Decision Analysis Tools Reveal Benefits of Fruit Trees for Enhanced Nutrition Security in Kenya.  (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Antons, C.  2017.  Intellectual Property in Asia: ASEAN, East Asia and India.  In: R. Dreyfuss and J. Pila (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law. Oxford University Press.   Further Information
Antons, C. and Kanniah, R.  2017.  The Regulation of Innovation in Agriculture and Sustainable Development in India and Southeast Asia.  In: Antons, C (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law. The Routledge.   287-309.  Further Information
Cory Whitney; Eike Luedeling.  2017.  Simulating the cost effectiveness of controlled burning with the decisionSupport R package.  preprint (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Eike Luedeling; Cory W. Whitney.  2017.  Controlled burns in conifer forests.  R Pubs (Open Acess) Download [PDF]
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Eike Luedeling; Cory Whitney.  2017.  Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions - Uganda model.  Harvard Dataverse, World Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF Dataverse, ICRAF Decision Analysis Dataverse (Open Acess) Further Information
Maria A. Buena; Cory W. Whitney.  2017.  Entrepreneurial Culture And Capability of Organic Farmers’ Organizations in the Philippines.  Innovative Research for Organic 3.0, Thuenen Report 54 - Volume 2 Download [PDF]
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Núñez Jover, J.; Figueroa Alfonso, G.; Alcázar Quiñones, A. and Proenza.  2017.  Universities, Inclusive Development, and Social Innovation: Does That Debate Matter in Cuba?.  In: Brundenius, C.; Göransson, B. and Carvalho de Mello, JM. (eds.): Universities, Inclusive Development and Social Innovation. An international perspective.. Springer.   125-146. 
PARI.  2017.  Agricultural innovations at the the technological frontier in India.  (PARI Policy Brief 4) Download (english) [PDF | 639.20KB]
PARI.  2017.  Sustainable intensification strategies for the rural poor - Matching innovations with human and ecological potential within and outside the agriculture sector.  (PARI Policy Brief 3) Download (english) [PDF | 408.70KB]
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Tambo, J.A. and Wünscher, T.  2017.  Farmer-led innovations and rural household welfare: Evidence from Ghana.  Journal of Rural Studies, 55   : 263-274   . Further Information
Tobias Wünscher / WASCAL.  2017.  Farmer Innovation Contest. Winners 2012-2015, Ghana.  Download [PDF | 2.29MB]


Núñez Jover, J.; Figueroa Alfonso, G.; Alcázar Quiñones, A. and Armas Marrero.  2016.  Higher Education, Technological Change, and Local Development: Experiences and Challenges in Cuban Context.  In: Al-Hakim, L.; Xiaobo Wu ; Koronios, A. and Shou Y. (eds.): Handbook of Research on Driving Competitive Advantage through Sustainable, Lean, and Disruptive Innovation. Chapter 16. IGI Global.   376-395. 
PARI.  2016.  Farmer Innovation Contests - Tapping the Innovative Potential of Smallholder Farmers.  (PARI Policy Brief 2) Download (english) [PDF | 364.43KB]
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Khan, Z.R., C.A.O. Midego, I.M. Nyang’au, A. Murage, J. Pittchar, L.O. Agutu, D.M. Amudavi and J.A. Pickett.  2014.  Farmers’ knowledge and perceptions of the stunting disease of Napier grass in Western Kenya.  Plant Pathology , 6   : 1426-1435   . Download [DOCX]


Shtaltovna, A., Mandler, A.  2012.  'Agricultural Knowledge Governance and Advisory Services in Post‐Soviet Tajikistan'. Workshop report, pp. 1-59.  Download [PDF | 207.01KB]
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Eguavoen, I.  2008.  Knowledge resources (yet) untapped. The challenge of finding one's place in an interdisciplinary water research project on the Volta River basin, West Africa.  In: Mollinga, P., C. Wall (eds.): Fieldwork in difficult environments. Methodology as boundary work in development research. Lit.   111-135.