Breaking Down the Barriers: Identifying Research Needs to Overcome Obstacles to Innovation Adoption Across the Food System 


The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) hosted a convening event to analyze barriers to adoption of a wide range of innovations and technological advances aimed at improving agricultural sustainability.  The event will focused on the areas where FFAR can research pathways to increase adoption of innovations across the U.S. food and agricultural production chain.

At this convening event, we explored areas of potential research on barriers to adoption that could fall into the pre-competitive realm with the aim of building a partnership (consortium) with both potential funders and thought leaders. 

FFAR is pleased to recognize the following Event Sponsor: 

Presentations

Plenary Session: Setting the Stage

Panel 1:  Identifying Research Needs on Motivations and Barriers to Innovation Adoption Across the Food System Based on Research Findings To-Date

Panel 2: A Holistic View on Barriers to Adoption of Innovations Aimed at Improving Agricultural Sustainability: Identifying Research Needs Across the Food System Based on Research Findings and Experiences To-Date

  • Innovator’s Perspective—Dr. Ken Giles, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California-Davis
  • Farmers—Mr. Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau
  • Farmland Owners—Mr. Randy Dickhut, Farmers National Company

Plenary Session

Panel 3:  Impact of Institutional and Legal Structures on Transfer and Translation of Innovations into Commercial Practices: Identifying Research Needs Across the Food System Based on Research Findings and Experiences To-Date

Graphic Recordings

AM Plenary Session: Setting the Stage

 

Panel 1:  Identifying Research Needs on Motivations and Barriers to Innovation Adoption Across the Food System Based on Research Findings To-Date

 

Panel 2: A Holistic View on Barriers to Adoption of Innovations Aimed at Improving Agricultural Sustainability: Identifying Research Needs Across the Food System Based on Research Findings and Experiences To-Date

 

Panel 3:  Impact of Institutional and Legal Structures on Transfer and Translation of Innovations into Commercial Practices: Identifying Research Needs Across the Food System Based on Research Findings and Experiences To-Date

 

PM Plenary Session

 

Examination of Outcomes of “At-your-table” Discussions: Research Gaps/White Spaces

Agenda

Download a detailed agenda here