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

Focal Area 2

Facilitating transformation of agricultural research towards relevant and effective innovation systems with impact
This focal area deals with specific change processes within agricultural research organisations / systems at different levels. In the last decade, research systems have come under high pressure to move from rather linear and reductionist component research on commodities towards impact-oriented, more integrated, inter-disciplinary and systems-based research approaches. Development impact has become the major driver to re-orient and restructure research organisations and systems. The new models understand innovation as socio-technical processes. Consequently the role of researchers changes drastically as they are part of broader innovation systems together with other actors and because they have responsibility for impact.

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