Common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems
In the context of a growing world population and climate change, agricultural innovation has a high potential to
increase farmers’ income, improve food security and allow for a sustainable management of natural resources.
As agriculture increasingly involves complex interactions of environmental and socio-economic factors with
stakeholders at multiple levels, innovation needs an Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) perspective. The AIS
comprises four main components: research and education, business and enterprise, bridging institutions, and
the enabling environment.