16.01.2019

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This publication by researchers from CIRAD and INRA combines theoretical contributions on innovation in agricultural and food systems with iconic case studies to illustrate its observations and discussions.

The book “Innovation and development in agricultural and food systems” was published in November 2018 by researchers from France’s Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).

The book is based on reflections and research originating from various scientific disciplines, on fieldwork carried out both in France and in many countries of the Global South, and on the experiences gained by accompanying and supporting innovative actors. The authors focus in particular on supporting innovation by examining methods and organizations, and on evaluating innovation using different yardsticks.

In the agricultural and food sectors, innovation is characterized not only by specificities arising from its relationship to nature, but also from the wide diversity of its stakeholders, ranging from farmers to consumers, and including intermediaries such as the research community and advisory services.

Innovation emerges from interactions between these actors, who mobilize resources and produce knowledge in collaborative mechanisms in order to generate changes.

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