The role of systems of innovation in adapting to climate change: The case of the Kenyan coffee and dairy sectors

Gebreeyesus Kinfe Asayehegn, Iglesias Ana, Triomphe Bernard, Pédelahore Philippe, Temple Ludovic. 2017. The role of systems of innovation in adapting to climate change: The case of the Kenyan coffee and dairy sectors. Journal of Innovation Economics and Management (24) : pp. 127-149.

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Abstract : Research on sectoral systems of innovation has paid little attention to adaptation to cli¬mate change, notably in agriculture. This article, therefore, explores the role of systems of innovation in adapting to climate change. It focuses on two case studies in Kenyan agriculture, i.e. the coffee and dairy sectors, which differ in terms of stakeholders and insti¬tutional setups. In the coffee sector, the actors' system is highly centralized and the system of innovation is oriented towards technology development. In contrast, the dairy sector consists of a diversity of actors, and its system of innovation is based on institutional build¬ing and marketing. The capacity to innovate and adapt, therefore, depends on institutional arrangements in addition to technology development, suggesting that the dairy sector in Kenya could be an example for the coffee sector.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Secteur agroindustriel, adaptation aux changements climatiques, Changement climatique, Innovation, Production laitière, Production végétale, Coffea, Fève de café, Analyse de système, Petite exploitation agricole, Étude de cas, Système de production

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Kenya

Mots-clés libres : Climate change, Coffee sector, Dairy sector, System of innovation, Central Kenya

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
P40 - Meteorology and climatology
L01 - Animal husbandry
F01 - Crops
E80 - Home economics and crafts

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2014-2018) - Alimentation durable

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Gebreeyesus Kinfe Asayehegn, CIRAD-ES-UMR INNOVATION (FRA)
  • Iglesias Ana, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (ESP)
  • Triomphe Bernard, CIRAD-ES-UMR INNOVATION (MEX)
  • Pédelahore Philippe, CIRAD-ES-UMR INNOVATION (KEN)
  • Temple Ludovic, CIRAD-ES-UMR INNOVATION (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-8723-4245

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