Uptake Promotion (UP) in NRSP focused on eight UP Nodes. Seven of these were geographic (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Caribbean, Eastern Africa, Ghana, India, Nepal) and one was system based (Peri-Urban Interface (PUI)).
The geographically-based Nodes arise from the locations of the projects that were commissioned on different production systems (high potential, hillsides and semi-arid production systems, and the forest agriculture, land water interfaces), but with some rationalisation. Thus, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were treated as one Node, Eastern Africa. Brazil is not included because it was removed as a target country due to a 2002 budget cut. The PUI was treated as a Node so that synergies within the PUI project portfolio, including the potential to link NRSP’s PUI research into international networks, could be capitalised upon.
In 2002-03, NRSP Conceptual Impact Model (CIM) concepts were used to assess uptake progress within the projects of each Node and to develop uptake promotion plans. Projects were clustered into Node: suites around common areas of research and common sectoral stakeholders. Each of the eight Nodes were sub-divided into three Node: suites, as shown in the following table.
Click on the links below to go the individual UP Nodes and then Node: suites.