Breaking Down The Barriers: Overcoming 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. 

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Summary Report

Thank you for your interest in FFAR’s Breaking Down the Barrers Convening Event. We are pleased to share key outcomes from the meeting with you in our summary report. Help us continue this important conversation and inform our research program by sharing your thoughts on challenges in the barriers to innovation area that could be addressed through research, or let us know about your research on food waste.

If you would like to reach FFAR directly, please email us your comments at innovation@foundationfar.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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FFAR is pleased to recognize the following Event Sponsor: 

 

Graphic Recordings of the Event

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

Event 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