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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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Latin America: Public agricultural advisory services

This section covers developments over the past ten years in selected Latin American countries. It covers the institutional innovations that have occurred, focussing on the decentralisation of service delivery, outsourcing of delivery, and co-financing by regional governments and beneficiaries. Farmers today are faced in this region with rapidly changing agricultural markets due to changing consumer demands and trade liberalisation, and thus the innovations needed are as much institutional as they are technical. This will require new partnerships, new rules and regulations and new forms of innovation. An innovation system perspective is called for, rather than a narrow Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) focus.

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