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Technology transfer organizations: Services and business models

Publication date: Available online 17 October 2013Source:Technovation Author(s): Réjean Landry , Nabil Amara , Jean-Samuel Cloutier , Norrin Halilem Knowledge and technology transfer organizations (KTTOs) are crucial nodes connecting suppliers and users of knowledge that support the endogenous potential of innovation in firms. Prior studies on the services provided to firms by KTTOs tend to […]

Innovations for Agricultural Value Chains in Africa


Applying Science and Technology to Enhance Cassava, Dairy, and Maize Value Chains:   Value Chain Examples Cassava Value Chain Meridian Institute has developed a Cassava Value Chain Overview Paper to provide a brief introduction to this critically important crop in sub-Saharan Africa and to highlight key constraints. To provide context for those constraints, the paper begins […]

Impact of RFID on the Retail Value Chain: An Exploratory Study Using a Mixed Method Approach


While several large retailers have mandated RFID deployment across their value chains, the case for RFID adoption in retail still remains uncertain. This paper aims at providing a realistic perspective of the immense potential of RFID, taking adoption drivers, potential benefits, and implementation challenges into account. In this paper, a mixed methodological approach is used […]

Expanding the agribusiness food chain


Source: infoDev In an op-ed for the current issue of Financial Times supplement This Is Africa, infoDev Program Coordinator Ellen Olafsen breaks down how we are working to help developing countries turn their agricultural surpluses into high-quality processing jobs. Tags: market, cashew nuts, value chain, Tanzania and Senegal, processed

Is Africa ready to climb the value chain in agriculture?

Ellen Olafsen Five hundred million. That’s the official estimate, the number that practitioners arrive at from a range of 200 to 900 million. That is the number of smallholder farmers in the world, and it makes a lot of eyes pop in development circles. Take for example the most recent agribusiness value-chain event, Making the […]