“Innovations do not diffuse independently of enabling market, regulatory, and sociocultural environments. Scaling promising technological advances requires sociotechnical innovation bundles of context-dependent, customized combinations of mutually reinforcing innovations.”
Barrett CB, Benton TG, Fanzo J, Herrero M, Nelson RJ, Bageant E, Buckler E, Cooper K, Culotta I, Fan S, Gandhi R, James S, Kahn M, Lawson-Lartego L, Liu J, Marshall Q, Mason-D’Croz D, Mathys A, Mathys C, Mazariegos-Anastassiou V, Miller A, Misra K, Mude AG, Shen J, Sibanda LM, Song C, Steiner R, Thornton P, Wood S. 2020. convened by the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Nature Sustainability.
- Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles For Agri-Food Systems Transformation (Full Report) 172 pp.
- Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles For Agri-Food Systems Transformation (Summary) 28 pp.
This report summary examines the scope for technological innovations to make agri-food systems healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable (HERS).
IFPRI hosted a conversation with Professor Christopher Barrett and other experts on what is required to bring about healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable (HERS) food systems and the pressing need to bundle social and technological innovations to most effectively accomplish this.
- Introductory Remarks – Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI
- Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University (Presentation)
- Channing Arndt, Director, Environment, and Production Technology Division, IFPRI (Presentation)
- Enock Chikava, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Karen Macours, Chaired professor, the Paris School of Economics (PSE); Senior Researcher, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE); and Chair of CGIAR’s Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) (Presentation)
- Claudia Sadoff, Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, CGIAR (Presentation)
- Moderator – Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI