This survey is sent out by the Agriculture for Food Security programme (AgriFoSe2030) and RUFORUM. AgriFoSe2030 has been set up to translate state-of-the-art science for supporting better policies and improved practices within the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa and in South and Southeast Asia. For more information see http://www.slu.se/agrifose

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* 1. Which country do you come from?

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* 2. What type of organisation do you work in?

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* 3. What is your age?

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* 4. What is your gender? 

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* 5. Would you like your research/ knowledge to be used by policy-makers and practitioners within the agricultural sector?

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* 6. How often do you work with, and engage with policy-makers and/or practitioners (extension agents, private sector, farmers, authorities/government agencies) in your work?

Very seldom (every 10 year) Sometimes (every other year) Very often (several times per year)
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* 7. If often, how do you engage with policy-makers/practitioners?

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* 8. Do you find that your research, in the way that you present results, policy relevant?

Not relevant at all Somewhat relevant Very relevant
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* 9. Do you find that your research, in the way that you present results, have any influence on improved agricultural practices?

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* 10. Do the policy-making community and practitioners give you feedback on their emerging needs for science-based information and knowledge?

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* 11. If feedback is given could you briefly describe how?

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* 12. Do you actively work to develop your data, scientific knowledge and research outcomes so that they are policy relevant and have a potential impact on improving practices?

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* 13. Are there strategies, routines or practices in your workplace that have been developed to ensure that your research results are relevant to a broader audience outside the research community?

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* 14. Have you been trained in how to communicate your research/knowledge to a wider audience of policy-makers and practitioners?

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* 15. Do you think training is important for you to better communicate your research/knowledge to a wider audience of policy-makers and practitioners? 

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* 16. Are you aware of available tools, and means of communication, to help you contribute to policy development and improved practices? (Policy briefs, social media & online communication, web-based tools etc.)

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* 17. Please specify what tools you have encountered

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* 18. Have you encountered any specific challenges or problems in your work to be more policy and practitioner relevant? If so can you please specify these?

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* 19. Which are your boundary partners today, i.e. which stakeholders do you think you are influencing in your research? (E.g. politicians, government officials, officers in agencies, donors, CSOs, media, private sector) 

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* 20. Comments or questions

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