The role of farming, previously dedicated mainly to food production, changed with an increasing recognition of the multifunctionality of agriculture and rural areas. It seems obvious to expect that farmers and rural actors adapt themselves to these new conditions, wich are innovative and redefine their job. In many regions can increase their income basis as rural entrepreneurs, developing new services and exploring new markets. Often, however, there is a gap between the need for change and farmers' willingness to adjust, and the insufficient capacities of innovation agencies and advisory services to effecively support changes. In this paper we discuss the kinds of gaps between present societal demands, the related farm-level adjustments, and the capacities of innovation agencies and advisory services.
|Autori:||KNICKEL K; BRUNORI G; RAND S; PROOST J|
|Titolo:||Towards a better conceptual framework for innovation processes in agriculture and rural development: from linear models to systemic approaches|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/13892240902909064|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|