We need innovation in agriculture to solve the big challenges facing the sector, including increased demand for food, plateauing productivity and changing patterns of competition and consumption. By innovation, we mean introducing something new, for example a new technology. We explore ways that innovation can be used to enhance the productivity and sustainability of agri-food systems.
The Applied Research and Innovation Systems in Agriculture (ARISA) project, operating in Indonesia, seeks to strengthen linkages between research institutes and the private sector, unlocking the potential of domestic research capacity by working with partners who have commercial incentives to deliver agricultural innovations that benefit smallholder farmers. There are currently six intervention projects involving partnerships […]
We investigate innovation in agri-food systems. We identify the challenges and opportunities and map a way forward. Read more about our research in our Thought Provokers. Transformative Innovation: We investigate what applied innovation study solutions look like for agri-food systems and different solutions and their inter-relationships of transformative innovation. Read our Transformative Innovation Thought Provoker. Disruptive […]
The need to invest in science, technology and innovation capability in low and middle-income countries has long been recognised but there has been limited action and investigation into how to do this and what works in the low and middle-income contexts. A number of countries in Africa are setting their agenda for science, technology and innovation […]
The Sustainable Development Goals present a vision for a world in which individuals, businesses and nations can all prosper and look forward to a sustainable and equitable future. Many companies are recognising the opportunities of this global shift, because of the close correlation between social impact, environmental protection and business growth. These opportunities may take various forms: […]