This policy brief draws on research findings by Future Agricultures and asks:
- Are there options outside conventional institutional routes that bring alternative expertise – particularly farmers’ own innovation experience – into revitalised innovation systems that cut across public, private and farmer-led processes?
- How can agricultural innovation systems be made to work for poor people in expanding market access and enabling rural innovation?
- Are there alternative pathways for more sustainable and socially-just development, and what obstacles – political-economic as well as technocratic - need to be overcome to pursue these?
Wellard-Dyer, K. CAADP Policy Brief 07. From technology transfer to innovation systems: sustaining a Green Revolution in Africa. (2012) 12 pp.