PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.
Focal Area 2
Facilitating transformation of agricultural research towards relevant and effective innovation systems with impact
This focal area deals with specific change processes within agricultural research organisations / systems at different levels. In the last decade, research systems have come under high pressure to move from rather linear and reductionist component research on commodities towards impact-oriented, more integrated, inter-disciplinary and systems-based research approaches. Development impact has become the major driver to re-orient and restructure research organisations and systems. The new models understand innovation as socio-technical processes. Consequently the role of researchers changes drastically as they are part of broader innovation systems together with other actors and because they have responsibility for impact.