Achieving Sustainable Rural Development through Agricultural Innovation

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )

This paper outlines key areas of intervention that are identified as the core of FAO's strategy on strengthening Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) across multiple areas of work (e.g. research and extension, agroecology, biotechnology, green jobs, resourcing etc.) for achieving sustainable rural development. The focus areas include (i) Promoting an enabling environment for agricultural innovation; (ii) Strengthening capacity to innovate at country level; (iii) Promoting public-private partnership and; iv) Assessing, prioritizing, monitoring, and evaluating investments in agricultural innovation systems.

The paper is one of the documents of the Twenty-fifth Session of the Commitee on Agriculture (COAG), held in Rome on 26-30 September 2016.

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