Based on a systematic Capacity Needs Assessment of Extension and Advisory Services (EAS) in Odisha, undertaken by the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in 2018-19, a strategy was developed to address these identified capacity gaps. Based on the prioritised capacity needs and recommendations from

This report was prepared with funding support from the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). With IDC completing five years in 2019, ICRISAT has commissioned the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) to undertake a review of IDC’s vision and mission, its past and current project portfolio, and how it

The STRINGS project is mapping development pathways for science, technology and innovation that best address the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A consortium of seven leading universities, research centers and the UNDP are working together to better understand the ways in which science, technology and innovation contribute, or not, to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Rome, (2020)Prepared by Magdalena Blum, Francesca Cofini and Rasheed Sulaiman V The purposes of the modules are to review the major reforms being considered internationally – reforms that aim to change the policy and institutional structure and operations of public sector agricultural extension systems, and thus enhance

This report was prepared with support from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as part of the STRASA (Stress Tolerant Rice Varieties for Asia and Africa) project by Nimisha Mittal, Onima V T, Rasheed Sulaiman V, Athira E. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has been working with Odisha’s Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment

ICTs are being increasingly used for Knowledge Management (KM) nowadays. In spite of this, rapid deployment of ICTs for KM is a major challenge. This research explored the challenges in using ICT for KM using the case of “agropedia” – an ICT mediated knowledge management platform for Indian agriculture. KM is no more a technical


This research undertaken for the Research Into Use (RIU) programme used the contemporary understanding of communication and innovation in reviewing the experience of ICTs in putting new knowledge into use in South Asia. The findings from this research suggest that ICTs in general have not contributed effectively to the challenge of putting new knowledge into


CRISP undertook this study for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). There has been a lot of interest during the last two decades in employing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for achieving development. While many of these initiatives have benefited rural women by way of access to new information and new employment opportunities, women

Reaching Rural Women

This research was undertaken for the Sustainable Resilient Farming Systems Intensification (SRFSI) project.   The diagnosis of the agricultural innovation systems (AIS) in the 8 pilot districts revealed the presence of a wide range of actors who can potentially support outscaling (horizontal spread of new knowledge being applied) and upscaling (institutional and policy changes that create

This study undertaken in collaboration with the Glasgow Caledonian University was commissioned by the MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services) Programme. This study was based on a meta-comparison of existing extension engagement methods and its evidence of impact on women. Five case studies were conducted in India to provide evidence of some of the extension