Session 3 was more in particular on Science, technology and innovation, with attention for food security and sustainable agriculture. Jon Daane remarks that (the author, Jon Daane, is Director of the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA), a European centre specialised in building research capacity for rural innovation) :
FARA, the SROs and the constituent R&DIs, as well as African networks of HEIs, such as ANAFE and RUFORUM and their constituents are increasingly aware that building effective innovation systems calls for a paradigm shift and fundamental institutional change in R&DIs and in HEIs. FARA refers to this new paradigm as Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D).
J. Daane (2008). New pathways to build capacity for development oriented agricultural research and innovation.
A. Hall (2008). Embedding research in society supporting agricultural innovation in a global knowledge economy.
L. Oruko (2008). International Research Partnerships Support to Regional Collective Action in eastern and central Africa.