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Maximizing the Benefits & Impact of Agricultural Innovations

The ‘Research-to-Action’

The future of sustainable agriculture production depends on agricultural research, science, and innovation, but the journey from scientific discovery to useful and useable agricultural practices and technologies faces many hurdles.  This is often referred to as the research to action gap. Our research in agricultural innovation systems and knowledge translation and transfer (KTT) seeks to close the research to action gap so that we can realize the promise of science for agriculture.

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Our Core Areas of Research

Agriculture research, science and innovation are critical to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture production. With a better understanding of how innovation works and more effective KTT tools and strategies, we can accelerate the development, acceptance, and adoption of sustainable agri-innovations.

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Agri-Innovation System Analysis

Our transdisciplinary research explores and investigates the social-ecological dynamics of agricultural innovation systems. The goal of our research is to understand the complex dynamics of the social, economic, political, technical, cultural, and ethical dimensions of agrifood innovation, as well as the determinants of adoption.

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Enhancing Agri-Innovation Impact

Our research is about finding ways for agri-innovation to have the greatest benefit and impact. Innovation is a complex process. It involves the cooperation and interactions of many stakeholders. Making sense of the innovation process is important for making research more useful and useable. With our research, we are developing better ways to strategically position, engage with and share agriculture research and innovation.

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Driving Sustainable Agri-Innovation Through KTT

A core area of our research is understanding the role of KTT in closing the research to action gap to drive the discovery, development, commercialization, acceptance and adoption of agri-innovations.  We use our research findings to develop effective KTT strategies and tools that make agricultural research more useful and useable.

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