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Towards Optimal Coordination of the Chilean Agricultural Innovation System : Design for a MINAGRI Agricultural Innovation Coordination Unit (English)

The present study follows a series of three publications that ensued from a collaboration between the Government of Chile and the World Bank to support the development of a long-term strategy for agricultural innovation. The present study pursues the recommendation in the action plan to enhance the coordination of the Chilean agricultural innovation system (AIS) by the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) with the creation of a directorate for agricultural innovation. In response to this recommendation, MINAGRI established an informal coordination unit within the subsecretary’s office, which started to follow up on the recommendations of the three reports. At the request of the subsecretary and the informal coordination unit, in the current paper the World Bank elaborates a proposal for how such a directorate for agricultural innovation can be established and how it can function. The mix of regulatory, economic or soft instruments appears to be inappropriate or incoherent to maximize impact and synergy. Weaknesses in the coordination of the system can be grouped into four themes: lack of shared vision, weak articulation, conflicts with funding innovation, and culture. The mission of the MINAGRI agricultural innovation coordination unit is to enhance the coherence and synergy in agricultural innovation policy formulation and execution, by formulating broadly shared priority areas for agricultural innovation guiding policy formulation, by coordinating the efforts of the executive innovation support agencies to reach complementarity and integration among themselves and with innovators and innovation support organizations in the private sector.

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Klerkx,Laurens Janssen,Willem

Towards Optimal Coordination of the Chilean Agricultural Innovation System : Design for a MINAGRI Agricultural Innovation Coordination Unit (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/887061614233972466/Towards-Optimal-Coordination-of-the-Chilean-Agricultural-Innovation-System-Design-for-a-MINAGRI-Agricultural-Innovation-Coordination-Unit