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Biogas innovation processes and innovation system: lessons from Davao del Sur, Philippines

Gervacio, J. D. and Garforth, C. (2012) Biogas innovation processes and innovation system: lessons from Davao del Sur, Philippines. International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 47. pp. 68-72. ISSN 2010-4618

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This paper examines biogas innovation system and processes in two farming communities in Davao del Sur, Philippines. Innovation histories were traced through workshops, semi-structured interviews, observations and document analysis. The paper shows that there were diverse innovation actors both from public and private sectors. Restrictive attitudes and practices resulted in weak and limited interactions among actors. Multi-actor interaction was weak, signifying a lack of innovation actors that focus on creating, developing and strengthening linkages, networks and partnerships. The lack of support in the socio-organisational institutions that constitute the enabling environment within which innovation actors operate may lead to systemic failure.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Farm Management Unit
ID Code:31596
Uncontrolled Keywords:Innovation processes, Innovation system, Biogas technology
Additional Information:Paper originally presented at 2012 4th International Conference on Agriculture and Animal Science in Singapore


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