Interested in ways innovation and the pace of practice change can be fostered?  Then this Webinar, presented by Dr James Turner from AgResearch in New Zealand, is for you.

It introduces work from the Primary Innovation project, led by James, who is a Senior Resource Economist.  The project worked with a cross discipline team (pastoral, horticulture and forestry), involving eleven industry based organisations and a Community of Practice of forty-four members who formed an innovation network.  James shares the principles and processes they have used and their key learnings.


Dr James Turner

Co-innovation is a systemic approach, it has been used to tackle the more complex challenges and opportunities that agriculture is facing.

Click here for an article on Co-innovation and how it is a way that can be used to accelerated the pace of practice change and innovation.

Content sources and further information

Vereijssen at al, . (2017). Addressing complex challenges using a co-innovation approach: Lessons for five case studies in the New Zealand primary sector. Outlook on Agriculture, 46(2), 108-116.

Rijswijk et al, (2015), . Reflexive monitoring in New Zealand: Evaluation lessons in supporting transformative change. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15(4), 38-43.

Boyce et al, (2016), . Building co-innovation into your research proposal.

Turner et al, (2013), . Challenges to effective interaction in the New Zealand agricultural research and extension system: An innovation systems analysis. Extension Farming Systems Journal 9(1): 89-98

Turner et al, (2017) Triggering system innovation in agricultural innovation systems: Initial insights from a community for change in New Zealand. Outlook on Agriculture, 46(2), 125-130

Primary Innovation.