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000042332 245__ $$aRural Innovation Systems and Networks: Findings from a Study of Ethiopian Smallholders
000042332 260__ $$c2008
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000042332 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000042332 490__ $$aIFPRI Discussion Paper
000042332 490__ $$a00759
000042332 520__ $$aAgriculture in Ethiopia is changing. New players, relationships, and policies are influencing how
smallholders access and use information and knowledge. Although this growing complexity suggests
opportunities for Ethiopian smallholders, too little is known about how these opportunities can be
effectively leveraged to promote pro-poor processes of rural innovation. This paper examines Ethiopia’s
smallholder agricultural sector to provide qualitative insights into the interactions between smallholders
and other actors in the agricultural sector and the contribution those interactions make to the
smallholders’ innovation processes. Case studies of smallholder innovation networks in 10 communities
suggest that public sector extension and administration exert a strong influence over smallholders’ access
to knowledge and information relative to market or civil society actors. Given the priority the Ethiopian
government has placed on improving rural welfare by increasing market access among smallholders, the
findings of this study may suggest the need to further explore policies and programs that create more
space for market and civil society actors to participate in smallholder innovation networks.
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000042332 6531_ $$aEthiopia
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