Growing innovation policy: the case of organic agriculture in Ontario, Canada

A case study of innovation in organic agriculture in Ontario, Canada, illustrates the merits of multiscaled analysis as a tool to identify relevant policy options for the European Union and North America. Policy recommendations that emerged from interviews included the need to: develop and reinforce local networks and associational capacity; address inequities that result from global subsidies; and develop national research funding and standards to support organics. These policy changes would provide production and marketing alternatives, making the sector more resilient. Theoretically, the research highlights the dynamic and interconnected facets of innovation and the need for multiscaled analysis to capture interscale linkages.


URL (Pion - EPC Government and Policy)


European Union, Innovation, North America, Organic agriculture

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AuthorsBlay-Palmer, Alison
Publisher:Pion Ltd.
Keywords:European Union, Innovation, North America, Organic agriculture