The paper examines developments and issues regarding agricultural knowledge systems which affect agricultural development. It covers three purposes. The first is to review the evolution of four international agricultural knowledge frameworks. The second is to examine various initiatives in Latin America with implications worldwide for advancing innovations for agricultural development. Finally, I outline what I consider to be the main elements that tend to make some countries more innovative than others.

Keywords: Development, Extension, Innovation Systems, Knowledge Frameworks, Latin America, Organizations


Download this file (Rivera 13.2-5.pdf)Full Text[ ]272 kB