Knowledge for Development

Unleashing science, technology and innovation for food and nutrition security: Developing a road map

Date: 09/03/2015


The road map to unleash science, technology and innovation (STI) for Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), with a special focus on African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries, is the direct output of the CTA 2014 international forum on this theme. The forum addressed four strategic issues: novel pathways for agricultural innovation; optimizing resources (human and physical); the enabling policy and institutional environment; and (iv) identifying the way forward for addressing the global FNS challenge.


It further assessed the associated implications for research and development, higher education, extension and innovation within agricultural and wider national innovation systems. The forum participants noted that while there is a growing body of scholarship on STI for FNS, few attempts have been made to identify good practice and customize these developments for implementation and investment in local/national contexts.

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