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Module 3: thematic note 4: the role of innovation brokers in agricultural innovation systems


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Abstract: This chapter discusses the role of innovation brokers in bridging communication gaps between various actors of innovation systems. On the basis of recent experience in the Netherlands, it outlines the success of brokers in finding solutions adapted to the needs of farmers and industry, and thus their positive impact on innovation adoption. This chapter also examines some issues on how brokers function, particularly with regard to balancing interests, funding their activities, and the role of government.
Authors: Klerkx, L. , Gildemacher, P.
Series Title: Agriculture and rural development
Book or source title: Agricultural innovation systems : an investment sourcebook
Category: General
End Page: 230
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8944-7
Keywords: agriculture , communication , innovation
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Organization: World bank
Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: World bank
Year: 2012
Right: © 2012 World bank
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Start Page: 221
Title: Module 3: thematic note 4: the role of innovation brokers in agricultural innovation systems