Gestion des connaissances
Knowledge and Innovation for Agricultural Development
IFPRI, March 2009
Improving the livelihoods of the rural poor requires combining indigenous knowledge and local innovation with formal agricultural research and development and support from governments and other institutions. This brief outlines how formal and informal knowledge and innovation can be linked to accelerate sustainable agricultural development. It identifies such necessary steps as scaling up investments in agricultural science, technology, research, extension, and training - and in ways that will spread advances in knowledge and innovation as widely as possible.