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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.

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Implications for OECD work

This meeting has demonstrated a wide diversity in approaches to AKS, with each responding to different agro-economic, social and institutional challenges, and each with a different history. Most strikingly, all of these approaches are currently in development. The question going forward is whether these developments will successfully address the challenges we have identified at this conference — namely, those arising at the nexus of food security and climate change.

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