Reframing technical change: Livestock Fodder Scarcity Revisited as Innovation Capacity Scarcity: Part 1. A Review of Historical and Recent Experiences

Hall, Andy, Sulaiman, Rasheed, Dhamankar, Mona, Bezkorowajnyj, Peter and Prasad, Leela (2008). Reframing technical change: Livestock Fodder Scarcity Revisited as Innovation Capacity Scarcity: Part 1. A Review of Historical and Recent Experiences. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Hall, Andy
    Sulaiman, Rasheed
    Dhamankar, Mona
    Bezkorowajnyj, Peter
    Prasad, Leela
    Title Reframing technical change: Livestock Fodder Scarcity Revisited as Innovation Capacity Scarcity: Part 1. A Review of Historical and Recent Experiences
    Publication Date 2008
    Place of Publication Maastricht
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages n/a
    Abstract This is the first in a series of three papers that develop a conceptual framework for a project on livestock fodder innovation. Livestock is important to the livelihoods of poor people in many regions of the developing world. A generic problem found across this diverse range of production and marketing contexts is the shortage of fodder. This paper argues that to address this problem it is necessary to frame the question of fodder shortage not from the perspective of information and technological scarcity, but from the perspective of capacity scarcity in relation to fodder innovation. To support this position the paper presents case studies of experience from an earlier fodder innovation project. These cases suggest that while fodder technology is important, it is not enough. There is a large institutional dimension to bringing about innovation, particularly with respect to the effectiveness of networks and alliances needed to put technology into use.
    Keyword Livestock
    Agriculture
    Innovation
    Poverty reduction
    Technology
    Partnerships
    India
    Nigeria
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2008
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18719872
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