The world is facing unprecedented global challenges that affect the sustainability of food and agricultural systems, and thus the livelihood of millions of people.
These challenges pose serious threats to achieving the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. More food will be needed to feed a growing population and, in order to meet sustainability goals, the bulk of this increase must come from modern large scale farming.
Innovation is the central driving force to transform food systems, lift farmers out of poverty and help the world to achieve food security and sustainable agricultural system.
Agricultural innovation is the process whereby individuals or organizations bring new or existing products, processes or ways of organization into use for the first time in a specific context in order to increase effectiveness, competitiveness, resilience to shocks or environmental sustainability and thereby contribute to food security and nutrition, economic development or sustainable natural resource management.
Innovation in agriculture cuts across all dimensions of the production cycle along the entire value chain – from production to the management of inputs and resources, to organization and market access. Innovation is not just about technology, which on its own may simply remain on the shelf but having an impact on the standard of living and the economy of the country.
.As many developing countries are as yet unable to harness the full potential of agricultural innovation, collective actions are required to remove barriers and address the constraints that strife the capacity of farmers,and of other stakeholders in agriculture and food systems, to innovate.
BENEFIT OF ADOPTION OF INNOVATIVE IN AGRICULTURE
1.It helps in the development of high crop yield by the usage of a genetically modified crop.
2.Improve market access.
3.Lead to a step up integration into agricultural value chain.
4.Help to make a better use of information technology.