Brokering innovation and fostering action learning – towards promoting ‘agro-ecological entrepreneurship’ in the new Cuban economic model

Humberto Rios Labrada, J Ceballos-Müller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter describes action research and learning intended to offer an alternative route towards an agricultural innovation system that contributes towards improved food security, sustainability and
wellbeing.
The authors have been coordinating action research and learning around an innovative model based on agroecology as an alternative to conventional high-input agricultural state enterprises. Initial stages focused on building participatory processes around production methods. In light of recent changes in Cuba, the latest stage has emphasised supporting farmers in navigating the entrepreneurial approach, supporting the emerging business ideas of small farmers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryday Experts
Subtitle of host publicationHow people’s knowledge can transform the food system
EditorsT Wakeford, Javier Sanchez Rodriguez, Marina Chang, Christabel Buchanan, Colin Anderson
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherCentre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University
Chapter24
Pages373-380
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-84600-075-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameReclaiming Diversity and Citizenship
PublisherCoventry University

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Brokering
  • Action research and learning, Agriculture
  • Agriculture Innovation System
  • Agroecology

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