Agricultural Innovation Systems

A Framework for Analysing the Role of the Government

This report reviews recent trends in agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and discusses the impact of a wide range of policies on the creation and diffusion of innovation in the agricultural and agrifood sector. It suggests a framework for analysing the role of governments in fostering increased innovation, with a view to helping to identify practical actions that governments could take to improve productivity growth, sustainable use of resources, and resilience to future market developments in national and global agriculture and agri-food systems.

Published on June 19, 2013Also available in: French


Executive summary
Overview of agricultural innovation systems: main issues and trends2 chapters available
Fostering innovation: The policy challenge
Overview of agricultural innovation system developments
The role of governments in agricultural innovation5 chapters available
Economy-wide policies and innovation
Agricultural policies and innovation
Innovation policy and agricultural innovation systems
The role of the government in improving agriculture innovation
Annexes3 chapters available
Annex A. Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS) Conference on 15-17 June 2011: Questionnaire on the Organisation, Objectives and Outcomes of AKS
Annex B. Background Tables
Annex C. Measuring and evaluating innovation
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