AISA Living Keynote Issue 2

2. Life under the hedge? Missing endogenous innovations under the radars of innovation ‘experts’

a. What is it that the radar misses? Innovation outside the agricultural sector, innovation developed by marginalized groups, by groups who are opposing the government or national policies, by private firms willing to protect their market – or simply by the “ordinary” farmers with whom a project is working?
b. Why can’t we see these hidden innovation processes? Who is benefiting from this situation? Who is not benefiting from this situation?
c. To what extent do we see and recognize the contributions of individual innovators as compared to more collective innovation processes?