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The diversification of cropping systems is still limited due to barriers occurring at the farm level, along value chains as well as in the coordination between actors. What are the policies needed to effectively foster crop diversification in EU countries?
This article identifies the variety of crop diversification strategies implemented by European farmers and explores the extent to which barriers to crop diversification can be related to the proximity of innovation settings with dominant food systems.
How are 'top-down' innovations received and implemented in banana cropping systems in Rwanda? How do smallholders deal with new government policies when they fail to reflect local economic and social realities?
How agricultural research shapes a technological regime that develops genetic engineering but locks out agroecological innovations
This paper shows how the concepts of technological paradigms and trajectories can help analyse the agricultural science and technology landscape and dynamics. Genetic engineering and agroecology can be usefully analysed as two different technological paradigms.
This article identifies twelve factors impeding wider adoption of multi-resistant cultivars. These factors explain why current wheat-cropping systems are maintained in a ‘pesticide lock-in’ situation.