Margaret A. Gilliam Lecture Series in Food Security: Change Management in Agriculture to Achieve Smallholder Impact at Scale

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

You are invited to a Special Presentation byDr. Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Basel, Switzerland.

Both product developers and policy wonks seek impact at scale. But the uptake of agricultural innovations among small-scale farmers is often limited in both low- and middle-income countries, despite claims to the contrary in the literature on the rates of return to agricultural research.  This talk will develop a conceptual and practical framework on ‘scaling up’ with reference to key innovation domains in agriculture and food security. Episodes of adoption of innovations will be assessed along with the reasons behind ‘dis-adoption’ and the complete failure of some innovations to spread.

This presentation is part of the Margaret A. Gilliam Lecture Series in Food Security, held under the auspices of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security and the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Everyone is welcome to attaend.

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