This concept paper was prepared for the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Programme (SSA CP).
The paper is intended to promote discussion around the concept of ‘Integrated Agricultural Research for Development’ (IAR4D) and contribute to the understanding of the concept by all actors involved in agricultural research and development. That said, the concepts and experiences discussed - and the ‘vision’ of IAR4D given here—are inevitably based on our own viewpoints, knowledge and experience. Given the evolving nature of research and development approaches, the intention of the authors is to stimulate further discussion and experimentation with processes, rather than offer a definitive account of an IAR4D process or method.
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R. Hawkins | W. Heemskerk | R. Booth | J. Daane | A. Maatman | A. A. Adekunle | 87 p. | 2009 | English