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.


Raising awareness of agricultural knowledge and information system in Spain

From personalised transfer services to internet platforms

Agricultural and rural development is increasingly dependent on the efficient functioning of agricultural knowledge systems. More specifically, it depends on how the production, transmission and implementation of scientific knowledge and available technologies are managed. It is thus crucial to improve the interface between the production of knowledge and its adoption in food businesses related to agriculture, fisheries and rural areas. To that end, two initiatives developed in Spain, which are based on the use of new information technologies, can be identified as agricultural knowledge system (AKS) successes: The knowledge platform for rural areas and fisheries (MARM), and The RuralCat of the Generalitat of Catalunya.


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