Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems

Year of Publication: 2017-11-23

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In the context of a growing world population and climate change, agricultural innovation has a high potential to increase farmers’ income, improve food security and allow for a sustainable management of natural resources.
As agriculture increasingly involves complex interactions of environmental and socio-economic factors with stakeholders at multiple levels, innovation needs an Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) perspective. The AIS comprises four main components: knowledge and education, business and enterprise, bridging institutions, and the enabling environment.