Promoting local innovation - a tool for sustainable rural development

Bachmann, Felicitas; Rist, Stephan; Mathez-Stiefel, Sarah-Lan; Bachmann, Felicitas (2009). Promoting local innovation - a tool for sustainable rural development. In: Hoffmann, Volker; Christinck, Anja; Lemma, Manusha (eds.) Handbook: Rural Extension. Examples and Background Material, vol. 2 (pp. 354-365). Weikersheim: Margraf Publishers

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Change, be it socio-cultural, political, institutional, technological, economic or ecological motivates local communities and farming families to mobilise and increase their innovation potential in order to create ways of life and production that match their own visions and priorities. In spite of the growing recognition of the potential of local innovations, they are hardly being integrated into development plans and projects; as a consequence, their diffusion within and between communities is limited. therefore interactive and participatory methods for supporting and strengthening the innovative potential of local actors are valuable inputs for sustainable rural development. the article presents an approach to promote local innovations.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Bachmann, Felicitas; Rist, Stephan and Mathez, Sarah-Lan

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-8236-1572-9

Publisher:

Margraf Publishers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:21

Last Modified:

23 May 2017 12:14

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/36559 (FactScience: 205292)

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