POLICY DIALOGUES

INVESTING AND STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS

During May 31 – 1 June 2012, CRISP participated in the international workshop on Investing and strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems organized by the Agricultural and Rural Development Department of the World Bank.

The event brought together both external and internal experts to discuss the findings of the AIS Sourcebook, as well as issues of implementation and recent examples of application of the approach to different country and agricultural sector contexts. CRISP staff contributed to this source book and also participated in this workshop.

This sourcebook draws on the emerging principles of Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) analysis and action to help identify, design, and implement the investments, approaches, and complementary interventions that appear most likely to strengthen innovation system and promote agricultural innovation and equitable growth. Although the sourcebook discusses why investments in Agricultural Innovation Systems are becoming so important, it gives most of its attention to how specific approaches and practices can foster innovation in a range of contexts.

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