Improving Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems

OECD Conference Proceedings

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This conference proceedings from the OECD Conference on Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS), held in Paris, on 15-17 June 2011, discusses a large range of experiences and approaches to AKS  explores how to foster development and adoption of innovation to meet global food security and climate change challenges. The conference considered developments in institutional frameworks, public and private roles and partnerships, regulatory frameworks conducive to innovation, the adoption of innovations and technology transfers, and the responsiveness of AKS to broader policy objectives.


Experiences with CGIAR reorganisation

CGIAR Consortium

As the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) celebrated its 40th anniversary in May 2011, it also embraced a new business model that has positioned it to play a central role in delivering the science needed to feed the earth’s growing human population while protecting the environment and the resource base upon which future food production depends.

This section goes behind the evolution of the CGIAR, beginning with its establishment four decades ago, when it had four international agricultural research centres under its umbrella; looks briefly at its growth during subsequent years; the reasons for its reform process, which started in 2009; its new vision and how it now does business differently; and the ways in which it proposes to strengthen linkages between the various components of agricultural knowledge systems.


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