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National agricultural innovation system assessment in Pakistan

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An assessment of seven innovation case studies in Pakistan in 2022 found that agriculture innovation systems show limited collaboration and networking, and a supply-driven rather than market driven approach to innovation. This limits the potential for scaling innovations such as the ‘Super Seeder’, a machine that sows wheat directly in the rice stubble, replacing the common practice of burning it.The study was conducted in September and October 2022 as part of the global TAP-AIS project coordinated by FAO’s Office of Innovation and funded by the European Union’s DeSIRA initiative. The seven innovation case studies were nominated by key organizations under three thematic area: digital transformation, product innovation and service innovation. A desk review, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and a self-assessment questionnaire was used to collect data. Major gaps identified included, among others: i) Innovation actors have limited organizational support and ability to initiate collaboration and engage in networking with other actors for the purposes of market formation and scaling innovation; ii) Collaboration was not pursued for all stages of innovation, that is, from innovation development to innovation scaling; and iii) A supply-driven approach tends to be used for innovation development and scaling, rather than a market-driven approach. The results of the assessment informed the next phase of the TAP-AIS project in Pakistan in 2023–2024, which includes organizational capacity development and a policy dialogue process to strengthen innovation systems for low-cost agricultural machinery for smallholders. The work contributes to the TAP-AIS project’s main objective to strengthen capacities to innovate in national agriculture innovation systems (AIS) in the context of climate-relevant, productive, and sustainable transformation of agriculture and food systems.

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الناشر: FAO
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المؤلف: Atif Ahmad Khan
مؤلفين آخرين: Dr. Mazhar Fareed Iqbal, Lubna Shaheen, Rana Muhammad Wajid Khan, Per Rudebjer, Ruya Leghari
المنظمة: FAO
منظمات أخرى: Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) of the Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), the Agriculture Extension Services Departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh, EU
السنة: 2024
ISBN: 978-92-5-138595-1
البلد/البلدان: Pakistan
التغطية الجغرافية: آسيا والمحيط الهادي
النوع: تقرير
لغة المحتوى: English
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