Institutional Change for Food and Agriculture Innovation

Tilling fields. Nigeria.

IFPRI’s work on institutional analysis with respect to innovations deals with several questions including:

  • How do innovations come about?
  • Which actors are involved in the innovation system and what roles do they play?
  • What are the “rules” (laws, regulations, traditions, customs, beliefs, norms, and nuances of society ) that guide the behavior and practices of actors?
  • How are smallholders engaged in and affected by a process of institutional learning?