The Global Innovation Index 2017: Innovation Feeding the World

"...Innovation is not limited to the most advanced economies. Innovation is also not limited to the hightechnology sectors. Innovation has today become a global phenomenon, affecting all sectors of the economy, including food and agriculture—which are among the most ancient and basic sectors of activity. Feeding the world, while contributing to protecting the environment and providing quality and balanced nutrition to growing populations with different lifestyles and consumption patterns, remains a complex challenge. Innovation has a key role to play in addressing this challenge.

The 2017 edition of the GII is dedicated to the theme of innovation in agriculture and food systems. Agricultural and food-processing sectors continue to face an enormous rise in global demand and increased competition for limited natural resources. Innovation can be key to maintaining the productivity growth required to meet this rising demand in a sustainable fashion, and it can help enhance the networks that integrate food systems. This year’s report analyses these demands and the opportunities they present from different angles, including those of data-driven strategies, the impact of biotechnological and digital technologies, effective policies, and strengthened networks, while at the same time suggesting new approaches for both developed and developing countries..." (Dutta, S.; Gurr, F.; Lanvin, B, 2017, p.v).

Fuente: Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO (2017): The Global Innovation Index 2017: Innovation Feeding the World. 10 ed. Recuperado de http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_gii_2017.pdf