Ton, G., et al. (2015). "Innovation grants to smallholder farmers: Revisiting the key assumptions in the impact pathways." Food Policy 51: 9-23.
Format: Peer-reviewed article
Type: Research — Non-experimental
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Annotation: Innovation is a cooperative process that influences changes in social, economic, intuitional, and technological realms. The form of support influences the process of adopting or creating new technologies. This paper examined impact studies of farming innovation programs and compares them by funding model: vouchers, matching grants, and farmer-driven innovation support. Innovation grants have a capacity to foster innovation and creative problem solving through cooperation in the AT community. Measuring impact and other outcomes objectively with a universal system could facilitate evidence-based benchmarking and improve usefulness and credibility of impact studies.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Government, Community, University, Large business, Small business (less than 500 employees).
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Manufacturers, Researchers.
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Basic
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model