INVESTING AND STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS
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.
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.
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.