Central to food security and agricultural growth are innovations. As land resources are becoming increasingly scarce, production growth has to come mainly from intensification and productivity increases, particularly of smallholders as the main food producers in developing countries. The innovation process involves generation and acceptance of sustainable innovations by farmers requiring effective agricultural research, a conducive agricultural policy framework and improved institutional and infrastructural conditions for innovation acceptance. This volume summarizes the large body of experiences gained and discussed during the Hohenheim symposium. It places particular emphasis on the discussion of case studies of successful and failed innovations. Learning from both, successes and failures, is part of a science-based innovation process.
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About the Author
The Contributors: Franz Heidhues, Andrea Fadani, Hermann Eiselen, Hans W. Singer, Günter Dresrüsse, Helmut Walter, Uma Lele, Shiva S. Makki, Joachim von Braun, Pierre-Marie Bosc, Ellen Hanak Freud, Anil K. Gupta et al., Hans Mohr, Jürgen Kroschel, Joachim Sauerborn, Stefan Kachelriess, Volker Hoffmann, Hector Mercer-Quarshie, Gerd Weber, Joachim Wünn, Sandra Barella, Heike Behn, Stephane Bieri, Peter K. Burkhard, Andreas Klöti, Ingo Potrykus, Anne Valle Zárate, Peter Horst, M. V. Gupta, M. A. Rahman, M. A. Mazid, J. D. Sollows, Dagmar Kunze, Artur Runge-Metzger, Hermann Waibel, Ralf P. Schaab, J. Zeddies, Godfrey D. Mudimu, Devendra Gauchan, Axel. W. Drescher, Robin Marsh, Michael Brüntrup, Matthias Lichtblau, Jean Chataigner, Detlef Virchow, Thomas Reardon, V. Kelly, B. Diagana, J. Dioné, E. Crawford, K. Savadogo, D. Boughton, Gerturd Schrieder, Manohar Sharma, Manfred Zeller, Matthias Hitzel, A. N. Mbabu, Matthias von Oppen, B. K. Njehia, Abdelatif Ijaimi, Huib Hengsdijk, G. Kruseman, R. Ruben, J. Bade, Barbara Huddleston, Christian Bonte-Friedheim, Amram Ashri, Aloysius Prakash Fernandez, Manfred Beier, Detlev Böttcher, John P. A. Lamers, Petra R. Feil, Bettina Hedden-Dunkhorst, Teressa Adugna, Hannelore Beerlandt, Eric Tollens, Stefan Dercon, Helmke Sartorius von Bach, Ernst-August Nuppenau, Reuben Ausher, Dennis Purcell, Tai Wan Kwon, Werner Mühlbauer, Rosarin Smitabhindu, Serm Janjai, Albert Esper, Jürgen Hagmann, E. Chuma, K. Murwira, Assefa Admassie, Manfred Zeller, Aliou Diagne, Vinda H. L. Kisyombe, Johannes C. G. Ottow, K. H. Diekmann, M. Becker.
The Editors: Franz Heidhues is professor for development theory and agricultural development policy at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, and board member of the University's Center of Tropical Agriculture.
Andrea Fadani is research associate in the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
Table of Contents
Contents: Perspectives and Challenges of Food Security in Developing Countries - Agricultural Research and the Innovation Generation Process - Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations - Policy and Institutional Framework for Food Security.