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Good research is vital for forming effective policies; this can come from a variety of organizations. What types of research and knowledge are most effective in policymaking processes, and how do relationships become established between researchers and policymakers?This study from Practical Action, UK and the Overseas Development Institute, UK, explores the links between knowledge, research, and civil society campaigns. The researchers focus on a twenty-year period of development and negotiations on the Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture policy. The research examines the effectiveness of two research categories: polemical materials produced by non-governmental organizations and scientific and technical research produced by specialist academics and institutes. The study identifies five "transition episodes" between 1981 and 2001. These episodes created the momentum for the policy process, concluding in an international agreement agreed in 2001, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture--is also known as the International Seed Treaty.
|Research and Policy in Development|
|Case Study Approach|
|History of the Seed treaty Negotiating Process|
|Critical Factors, Context Evidence and Links|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Series: Practical Action Working Papers
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 15th December 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 29.7 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.22