PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
  that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.

PICOTEAM Ltd. PICO Southern Africa PICO Uganda PICO Tanzania PICO Latin America
PICO Academy for Practitioners PICO Knowledge Networking

2. Institutional arrangements for integrated research / innovation systems

With the ‘confusion’ of the agricultural research systems in their transformation from 
‘producing knowledge’ in the 1960’s to now ‘impact on alleviation of poverty’ not only 
approaches to research are changing. Increasingly there is a need to re-look the entire 
context of the institutional arrangements and innovation systems and their integration 
from local to internationally based research. A range of processes at different levels 
aiming at a better integration and alignment of agendas and action of national, regional 
and international agricultural research are presently under way.PICOTEAM members have been involved in processes negotiating and conceptualising alternative 
institutional arrangements at all levels, supporting through: • Studies on new institutional arrangements

• Facilitating conceptual and integration workshops to design new arrangements

• Reviews of partnership arrangements between different actors

• Implementation of action research projects on operationalising alternative arrangements