Facilitating innovation for development
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CTA. 1997. Facilitating innovation for development. Spore 72. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48935
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore72.pdf
Facilitating innovation for development - A RAAKS resource box by P G H Engel and M L Salomon, ISBN 90 6832 1099 Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), PO Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS Available from CTA. Credit value: 80 points.
In collaboration with CTA and STOAS, KIT has recently published a 'RAAKS resource box' which contains a textbook, a manual and a set of cards. The RAAKS (Rapid or Relaxed Appraisal of Agricultural Knowledge Systems) is a participatory action-research methodology developed by Paul G H Engel to support and enhance innovation processes in agriculture. Shared knowledge, alliances and networking are some of the key words of this methodology, to which many experts and field workers contributed. The textbook entitled The social organization of innovation - a focus on stakeholder interaction describes the concepts and theoretical background, as well as lessons learned from multiple case studies. The manual, Networking for innovation - a participatory actor-oriented methodology, addresses the method itself and gives a brief introduction to building an efficient RAAKS team. The set of laminated cards in a binder, Windows and Tools, is designed to help in gathering, organizing and interpreting information in a participatory manner. Together, the manual and cards provide a menu of field-tested methodological elements for development teams to use in their work to promote innovation. This book will be of interest to researchers, university lecturers, managers and extension agents. Facilitating innovation for development - A RAAKS resource box by P G H Engel and M L Salomon, ISBN 90 6832 1099 Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), PO Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS Available from CTA. Credit value: 80 points.