Hall A.J., M.V.K. Sivamohan, N. Clark,
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Key Words: Agriculture, Development, Partnerships, Innovation,
Abstract: This paper explores the conceptual basis for existing and emergent institutional patterns in the context of partnership approaches to technology development. Drawing examples from recent studies of private enterprise activity in Indian smallholder horticulture, it suggests that agricultural innovation as a process involves a wider range of organisational types than the conventional policy focus on public sector research organisations would tend to suggest. It uses the concept of a “national innovation system” to argue that a partnership approach is adopted as a core methodology for engaging science and technology development with the livelihood demands of the poor.