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Innovation systems and knowledge communities in the agriculture and agrifood sector: a literature review

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  • Jean-Marc Touzard
  • Ludovic Temple
  • Guy Faure
  • Bernard Triomphe

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This article examines how research on the agriculture and agrifood systems mobilizes the concept of Innovation System (IS). A literature review on the IS provides an analytical framework for determining its theoretical frame of reference, its area of application and its uses. Based on this framework, a bibliometric analysis of international journals on innovation and agriculture reveals the existence of four knowledge communities, each of which addresses a specific angle of how the IS concept is applied to deal with the specific dimensions of innovation in the agricultural / agrifood sector. The current challenge is to promote exchanges between these communities, particularly between the one that applies an evolutionary approach and the epistemic community, which seeks to build its own concepts originating from the farming system approach and rural sociology. JEL Codes: O31, O39, Q10, Q16

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  • Jean-Marc Touzard & Ludovic Temple & Guy Faure & Bernard Triomphe, 2015. "Innovation systems and knowledge communities in the agriculture and agrifood sector: a literature review," Journal of Innovation Economics, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 117-142.
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    1. Gasselin, Pierre & Lardon, Sylvie & Cerdan, Claire & Loudiyi, Salma & Sautier, Denis, 2020. "The coexistence of agricultural and food models at the territorial scale: an analytical framework for a research agenda," Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), vol. 101(2-3), July.
    2. Akimowicz, Mikaël & Del Corso, Jean-Pierre & Gallai, Nicola & Képhaliacos, Charilaos, 2022. "The leader, the keeper, and the follower? A legitimacy perspective on the governance of varietal innovation systems for climate changes adaptation. The case of sunflower hybrids in France," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 203(C).
    3. Faure, Guy & Barret, Danielle & Blundo-Canto, Genowefa & Dabat, Marie-Hélène & Devaux-Spatarakis, Agathe & Le Guerroué, Jean Louis & Marquié, Catherine & Mathé, Syndhia & Temple, Ludovic & Toillier, A, 2018. "How different agricultural research models contribute to impacts: Evidence from 13 case studies in developing countries," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 165(C), pages 128-136.
    4. Ilaria Zambon & Massimo Cecchini & Enrico Maria Mosconi & Andrea Colantoni, 2019. "Revolutionizing Towards Sustainable Agricultural Systems: The Role of Energy," Energies, MDPI, vol. 12(19), pages 1-11, September.
    5. Sauvée, Loïc, 2021. "Editorial: Special track: European agrifood business in transition towards social responsibility," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, vol. 24(2), March.
    6. Nlend Nkott, Anny Lucrèce & Temple, Ludovic, 2021. "Societal acceptability conditions of genome editing for upland rice in Madagascar," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 167(C).
    7. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2019. "Evolution of agrarian research and development in Bulgaria during country’s EU Membership," MPRA Paper 99030, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Pigford, Ashlee-Ann E. & Hickey, Gordon M. & Klerkx, Laurens, 2018. "Beyond agricultural innovation systems? Exploring an agricultural innovation ecosystems approach for niche design and development in sustainability transitions," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 164(C), pages 116-121.
    9. Annosi, Maria Carmela & Ráez, Rosa María Oliva & Appio, Francesco Paolo & Del Giudice, Teresa, 2022. "An integrative review of innovations in the agricultural sector: The roles of agency, structure, and their dynamic interplay," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 185(C).
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    11. vom Brocke, Kirsten & Kondombo, Clarisse Pulcherie & Guillet, Marion & Kaboré, Roger & Sidibé, Adama & Temple, Ludovic & Trouche, Gilles, 2020. "Impact of participatory sorghum breeding in Burkina Faso," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 180(C).
    12. Pierre Gasselin & Sylvie Lardon & Claire Cerdan & Salma Loudiyi & Denis Sautier, 2020. "The coexistence of agricultural and food models at the territorial scale: an analytical framework for a research agenda," Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 101(2-3), pages 339-361.
    13. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2020. "Organisation, financing and productivity of agricultural research in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 101231, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    14. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2019. "Diagnosis of the agricultural information, training and advice system in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 99694, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    15. Meynard, Jean-Marc & Jeuffroy, Marie-Hélène & Le Bail, Marianne & Lefèvre, Amélie & Magrini, Marie-Benoit & Michon, Camille, 2017. "Designing coupled innovations for the sustainability transition of agrifood systems," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 157(C), pages 330-339.
    16. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2022. "Governance of agricultural knowledge and innovation system (AKIS) in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 112253, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    17. Pierre Gasselin & Sylvie Lardon & Claire Cerdan & Salma Loudiyi & Denis Sautier, 2020. "The coexistence of agricultural and food models at the territorial scale: an analytical framework for a research agenda," Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies, Springer, vol. 101(2), pages 339-361, December.
    18. Marie Dervillé, 2023. "Institutional insights into the adaptation capacities of sectoral communities: evidence from the restructuring of the dairy sectors in France and Germany," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 71(1), pages 61-91, August.
    19. Bachev, Hrabrin, 2020. "State, efficiency and factors for development of AKIS in Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 99601, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    innovation; innovation system; literature review; community of knowledge; agriculture;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O39 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Other
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services

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