Possible operational levers to improve agricultural innovation systems include innovation platforms to support interaction among various stakeholders. Seed networks are one such example. Li Mestère, the irst network of this type in Wallonia, has brought together a diverse range of stakeholders to manage the crop diversity of cereals. It facilitates the circulation of seeds, knowledge and know-how that are inaccessible in the formal seed system. However, because of its quick growth, organisational challenges and misrepresentation issues, the network inds itself between “idealisation” and “realisation”. By delving beyond preconceived ideas about seed networks, the article highlights the challenges they face to intensify their eforts and foster an agroecological transition.
|Translated title of the contribution||Beyond preconceived ideas: The example of Li Mestère, a Walloon seed network|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2018|
Pratiques locales et dynamiques régionales de gestion in situ de la diversité cultivée des céréales panifiables: une recherche-action participative en Wallonie et en AndalousieAuthor: Baltazar, S., 21 Jan 2018
Supervisor: Dendoncker, N. (Supervisor), Lemaitre, A. (President), Visser, M. (External person) (Co-Supervisor), Hazard, L. (External person) (Jury), Hautier, L. (External person) (Jury), Reheul, D. (External person) (Jury), Van Dam, D. (Jury) & Vanoverschelde, M. (External person) (Jury)
Student thesis: Doc types › Doctor of Sciences