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Agricultural innovation systems – putting farmers first?

This theme will explore the experiences of farmer participatory research and participatory technology development over the past twenty years, asking how farmers interact in the diverse systems of agricultural innovation found in the developing world. Do emerging innovation systems - involving new public and private actors and complex, often global, value chains - put farmers first? And if so, how do farmers engage? This theme will also examine the intersections of knowledge systems in processes of innovation, asking how pro-poor science and technology can emerge.

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Future Agricultures
STEPS Centre