Local culture is central for innovation

Project, especially aiming at technical innnovation (such as agricultural production) seldom take into consideration local culture.

However local culture that includes local knowledge, systems based on specific values and worldviews is at the basis of livelihoodsn including agricultural production.

Co-designing interventions using multiple sources of knowledge

External innovations are always perceived as a threat to local practices and culture and are met with scepticism by local stakeholders, a priori.

Interventions should favour local knowledge and practices and/or promote the emergence of innovation by the local stakeholders themselves, instead of them being imposed.