Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems Transformation: Implications for research and the One CGIAR agenda

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“Innovations do not diffuse independently of enabling market, regulatory, and sociocultural environments. Scaling promising technological advances requires sociotechnical innovation bundles of context-dependent, customized combinations of mutually reinforcing innovations.”

  • Expert Panel report on “Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems Transformation” convened by the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Nature Sustainability

IFPRI is pleased to host a conversation with Professor Christopher Barrett and other experts on what is required to bring about healthy, equitable, resilient, and sustainable (HERS) food systems and the pressing need to bundle social and technological innovations to most effectively accomplish this.

Introductory Remarks 


  • Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University


  • Channing Arndt, Director, Environment, and Production Technology Division, IFPRI
  • Enock Chikava, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Karen Macours, Chaired professor, the Paris School of Economics (PSE); Senior Researcher, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE); and Chair of CGIAR’s Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA)
  • Claudia Sadoff, Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director, Research Delivery and Impact, CGIAR