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Record number 411573
Title Highlighting the retro side of innovation and its potential for regime change in agriculture
Author(s) Stuiver, M.
Source In: Between the local and the global, confronting complexity in the contempory agri-food sector / Marsden, T., Murdoch, J., Oxford, UK : Elsevier (Research in rural sociology and development 12) - ISBN 9780762313174 - p. 147 - 173.
Department(s) CL - The Human Factor
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2006
Abstract The potential impact of farmer's innovations for the development of food regimes is the topic of this chapter. Two case studies analysed from the perspective of strategic niche management show that there is niche formation visible as an alternative to the dominant modern food regime. These innovations are based upon the active rediscovery of marginalised and often forgotten knowledge and result in effective linkages between old and new knowledge. This retro side of innovations can have a large potential for developing viable alternatives for rural development. Social scientists play an important role in the understanding of the retro side of innovations and its potential and influence on the prevailing knowledge and information systems inside and outside of the scientific domain.
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