This policy brief consolidates lessons learned from two sources:
- An in-depth literature review on small-scale farmer (SSF) innovation systems, and
- A two-day expert consultation on the same topic that QUNO hosted in May 2015. (http://quno.org/timeline/2015/5/quno-holds-first-expert-consultation-sma...)
The key message arising from both is that small-scale farmer innovation systems are unique relative to more ‘formal’ agricultural innovation systems. For this reason, the types of policies that are put in place to encourage innovation in agriculture require a fundamental reconsideration.
Read the brief in English, French, Spanish and Chinese, by clicking the links below.