The TransForum Model: Transforming Agro Innovation Toward Sustainable Development

  • Henk van Latesteijn
  • Karin Andeweg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Henk C. van Latesteijn, Karin Andeweg
    Pages 1-19
  3. Evert Jacobsen, Pieter J. Beers, Arnout R. H. Fischer
    Pages 21-39
  4. Hans Mommaas, Rik Eweg
    Pages 41-58
  5. Pieter J. Beers, Tom Veldkamp
    Pages 59-72
  6. Hans C. M. van Trijp, Arnout R. H. Fischer
    Pages 73-96
  7. H. Christopher Peterson, Sander E. Mager
    Pages 97-129
  8. Karin Andeweg, Henk C. van Latesteijn
    Pages 131-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-162

About this book

Introduction

The TransForum Model: Transforming Agro-innovation Toward Sustainable Development presents new insights on how to use innovation for the complex challenge of sustainable development. Innovation has been at the heart of the positive agricultural developments in both production and productivity growth during the last decades. Due to the negative impact of these developments on the physical and social environment, a transformational change of the agricultural sector is needed to shift toward a more sustainable development. Changing the agro innovation system is necessary to bring this about. In this book, six years of experimenting with sustainable development in agriculture is translated into a set of principles and guidelines. Together these constitute The TransForum Model to deal with innovation and sustainable development. This book shows how different scientific disciplines contribute to this new mode of agro innovation.

Keywords

Agriculture Innovation Sustainable Development Wicked Problems

Editors and affiliations

  • Henk van Latesteijn
    • 1
  • Karin Andeweg
    • 2
  1. 1.TransForumZoetermeerNetherlands
  2. 2.TransForumZoetermeerNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9781-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9780-4
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9781-1
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