Theme 4 – Policy linkages

Wednesday 19th (8 — 10 a.m. Chicago/3 — 5 p.m. Paris)

Policy, legislation and investments are necessary to support transformation through OFE which is, essentially, a local process that engages farmers and others around specific changes on the farm. Currently, initiatives around OFE are happening in spite of poorly aligned institutional structures and incentives within the agricultural sciences, with funding mechanisms, career paths and norms favoring traditional experimentation. Harnessing the transformational potential of OFE for agricultural science and innovation requires more strategic institutional alignment. To scale up, OFE requires nurturing policy, well-designed legislation and secure investment. This webinar will present issues and proposals relevant to On-Farm Experimentation regarding public policies related to agricultural and open innovation systems, investment and data and innovation governance.

 

Moderated by Dr Véronique Bellon Maurel & Dr Stéphane Lemarié, INRAE