Local innovation in the development of smallholder agriculture: a literature review and case study in the Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia

Markus Frank, BSc thesis
University of Kassel / German Institute for Tropical & Subtropical Agriculture

Witzenhausen, Germany. 2012
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The first part reviews literature on different approaches to understanding and supporting local innovation, and situates local innovation processes and concepts in the context of agricultural innovation models. The case study in the second part explores the application of methods to identify and document local innovation. It gives insight into farmers' perceptions of the participatory documentation process. It shows how farmer innovators perceive the innovation process and explores the interrelations of the actors involved.