Social Licence in Agriculture and Food

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Agriculture & Food : Lightning Talks #7 Social licence and agriculture R&D – ethics and community engagement


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Adelaide Waite Campus – B101-FG-R00-SmallWICWest

12:00 pm

Armidale – B55-FG-R00-Small

12:30 pm

Bribie Island – B01-FG-Small

12:30 pm

Brisbane St Lucia QBP – Room 5.140

12:30 pm

Canberra Black Mountain – Discovery Lecture Theatre

12:30 pm

Irymple (See Natalie Strickland)

12:30 pm

Narrabri B03-FG-R00-ATCA

12:30 pm

Perth Floreat B40-F1-R46-Rossiter Room

10:30 am

Sandy Bay (Hobart) – B2 F1 R22 Forest View Room

12:30 pm

Toowoomba – Media Lab Room

12:30 pm

Townsville (see Liz Do)

12:30 pm

Werribee (Melbourne) – Peacock Room

12:30 pm


Larelle McMillan

Engaging with Indigenous Traditional Owners – our role as researchers

Larelle’s role in Agriculture & Food is a Research Impact Broker – she has particular agency in building relationships and partnerships for research impact. Larelle’s strengths are in project management, partnership brokering, and stakeholder engagement. Larelle has a masters in rural development with a focus on evaluation. Prior to working with CSIRO, Larelle worked with environmental NGOs coordinating Northern Australia campaigns and Indigenous engagement efforts around policy advocacy.


Emma Jakku

Social Licence, Responsible Innovation and Digital Agriculture

Dr Emma Jakku is leading the Social Dimensions project within CSIRO’s Digiscape Future Science Platform. The Digiscape Social Dimensions project is examining how information and advice networks are affected by and responding to digital transformation in Australian agriculture. Emma applies her expertise in sociology to help improve understanding of technology development, implementation and adoption processes.  Her current research focus includes exploring how Responsible Innovation principles can help navigate the opportunities and challenges associated with digital technology development in agriculture.


Michaela Cosijn

Michaela is a specialist innovation system practitioner who applies partnership brokering, adaptive learning and problem-solving to complex development problems, and builds the skills and capacity of value chain and innovation systems partners. She works at the interface of research commercialization and policy engagement within the region.

Partnering for innovation and how this influenced policy in Indonesia
Like many countries grappling with the challenge of fostering innovation, there are systemic failings in the link between knowledge generation through research in Indonesia and the wider processes that put this knowledge to use.

The key challenges in regard to achieving effective agricultural innovation practices in eastern Indonesia lie, in the first place, less with the generation of good ideas – these exist in significant numbers in the public RIs and research universities – but rather more with a lack of interface with agricultural industry players who can take these ideas to scale, and secondly the lack of accompanying mechanisms (funding and facilitation services) to support mutually beneficial collaborations. The Applied Research and Innovation Systems in Agriculture (ARISA) project took an experiential learning, partnership brokering approach to ensure that the (a) research institutions became more outward facing and business-like so that their research could be commercialised and scaled out to have increased impact, (b) private sector perceived the practical value of the research in developing new markets which are focused on smallholder farmers.

This approach was integrated into the establishment of intermediation units and helped influenced policy approaches taken by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI)