When Technology Escapes the Laboratory: “It’s All About Context”

Giller, K. E. (Keynote speaker)

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Keynote: Smallholder farmers in Africa are often unable to profit from the enormous genetic gains made in crop varieties and other yield-improving technologies. Using the example of N2Africa – a multi-country, multi-scale, multi-partner project ommitted to enabling African farmers to garner the multiple benefits of nitrogen fixing grain legumes – I will explore the constraints and opportunities that farmers face. Technology only becomes a true innovation in agriculture when it meets the needs and constraints of farmers – leading to the conclusion “it’s all about context”!
Period11 Jul 2017
Event titleN8 AgriFood: Food prodcution for the future - Generating nutritious foods from resilient & sustainable agicultural systems
Event typeConference
LocationDurham, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational