This working paper aims to synthesize and share learning from the experience of adapting and operationalizing the Research in Development (RinD) approach to agricultural research in the five hubs under the The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. It seeks to share learning about how the approach is working in context and to explore the outcomes it is achieving through initial implementation over 3 ½ years. This learning can inform continuation of agricultural research in the second phase of the CGIAR research programs and will be useful to others aiming to implement research programs that seek to equitably build capacity to innovate in complex social-ecological systems. Each of the chapters in this working paper have shown that RinD has produced a range of outcomes that were often unexpected and broader in scope than might result from other approaches to agricultural research. RinD also produces innovations, and there is evidence that it builds capacity to innovate.
Research in development: Learning from the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems
Douthwaite, B., Apgar, J.M., Schwarz, A., McDougall, C., Attwood, S., Senaratna Sellamuttu, S., Clayton, T. (eds.) Douthwaite, B., Apgar, J.M., Schwarz, A., McDougall, C., Attwood, S., Senaratna Sellamuttu, S., Clayton, T. (eds.) (2015)
Penang, Malaysia: CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. Working Paper: AAS-2015-16