Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Farmer-Centred Innovation

16 June 2009. Talking at the Science Forum 2009, IDS Research Fellow Dr John Thompson and a distinguished panel of experts officially launched two new books that emphasise the importance of putting farmers at the centre of agricultural innovation and development: Farmer First Revisited: Innovation for Agricultural Research and Development and Innovation Africa: Enriching Farmers’ Livelihoods.

Panellists included Dr Mark Holderness, Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research, Professor Niels Röling, Emeritus Professor of Communication and Innovation Studies at Wageningen UR, Ms Chesha Wettasinha, Agriculturalist, EcoCulture, ETC Foundation. It was chaired by Dr Hansjörg Neun, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU.

IDS 24/06 Transforming Agriculture through Farmer-Centred Innovation
Related Audio
Farmer First Revisited launch at UK Parliament 22/04/09
Related FARA blogpost:
Africa book launch of Farmers First Revisited 12th February 2009.