Crops, forest products, pest control
A major focus of RIU's work is looking at new and improved approaches to crop-based agriculture at various points along crop value chains - from production, through storage, processing and marketing, to consumption.
The RIU experiment includes looking at innovative ways of enabling crop research to be put into use. In each of the RIU programme sections
there is a description of how this is being done.
RIU Africa Country Programmes
RIU's flagship Africa Country Programmes, through their Innovation Platforms, are looking at:
RIU Asia programme
Theme 1 of the Asia programme
explores establishing seed delivery systems and promoting capacities for participatory crop improvement. This cluster of six projects has been further expanded to focus on establishing companies to upscale delivery of new seeds evolved through participatory varietal selection. They will also ensure that the capacity to develop and distribute varieties developed in this way remains and even expands after the life of RIU.
The first four RIU Best Bets
are working on crop-related projects looking at:
RIU's investment in Commercialisation for Agriculture Sector Development
includes incubating new businesses in post-harvest crop storage.
DFID's Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) resulted in a series of project research reports which may be interrogated in
- Research abstracts under topic areas
Using the original RIU topic areas listed in the left-hand menu.
- Natural Resources Knowledge
NRK research outputs are the results of DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS).
- This website...
The search box in the top right-hand corner of this page offers standard Google search across all materials developed by RIU and significant work from the 10 feeder projects over 10 years as part of the RNRRS.
- DFID's Research for Development (R4D) database
External resource - opens in new window.