Concepts, experiences and actors in a developing ecosystem.
Although the Mediterranean is generally seen as the cradle of agriculture and traditional food production, the issue of innovation is now making its way to the top of the political and research agendas. This is due, firstly, to the enormous challenges the Mediterranean will face in terms of food and nutrition security with the impact of expected climate changes and the evolution of consumption models.
Then, the new EU research framework places great emphasis on the reorganization of agricultural innovation via a collaborative and bottom-up multi-actor approach.
Thanks to the INTRA Database developed by CIHEAM-Bari and the Ionian University, this publication describes the concrete application of a new approach to innovation involving listening and interaction with the local territory.
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