Prof. David Hall of NRI recently led a seminar at the Overseas Development Institute as part of their "Learning from Experience – Linking Research and Development" series. In his presentation (pdf 237Kb) he drew on examples of NRI collaboration with the private sector in agricultural research, and highlighted three key areas: improvements in commodity production, quality and reliability; development of new products; and evaluation and promotion of products. A detailed report of the seminar (including downloadable audio recordings) is available on the ODI website.