THE ROLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN NETWORKS OF COOPERATIVE RESEARCH IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN FAVOR OF INNOVATION Situation and outlooks for the future Jean-Paul DUBEUF*, Jean BOYAZOGLU** *INRA -SAD, LRDE, F-20250 Corte - firstname.lastname@example.org **F - 06500 Menton - email@example.com.
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THE ROLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN NETWORKS OF COOPERATIVE RESEARCH IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION IN FAVOR OF INNOVATION
Situation and outlooks for the future
Jean-Paul DUBEUF*, Jean BOYAZOGLU**
*INRA -SAD, LRDE, F-20250 Corte - firstname.lastname@example.org
**F - 06500 Menton - email@example.com
A description and an analyse of the rôle of the 2 main permanent networks involved in animal production based on :
- a long time participating observation of their organization and activity
- a comparison between their constitutions and declared objectives with their real activities
The networks : EAAP Mediterranean group and FAO/CIHEAM Networks (sheep and goats, Mediterranean pig, local rabbit breeds, Mediterranean pasture)
- The formal support of several international institutions (FAO, CIHEAM, EAAP, etc...)
- A voluntary and permanent participation of several hundreds scientist, 60 national institutions, 35 countries
- Many thematic publications and symposiums
- Personal enthusiasm of scientific leaders with global visions but close relations to local roots
A gap between the objectives and realisations
Several exposed missions and objectives
- Defining research objectives
- Organising dialogue between the actors
- An activity presented as a connexion between Research and Development
- Consultancy for decision making
- Information for all users
The real activities
- Symposiums, seminars and other meetings, the main chance to meet and to interact collectively;
- Facilitating Cooperative Research projects
- Frequent but sporadic participation of stakeholders
- Non permanent information services and activities,
Why this gap? The recent changes
-Few real evaluation nor real institutional steering with a danger of auto legitimacy.
-More specialized profiles of the scientists
-Less institutional involvement and no significant target financial support
To favour innovation, new forms of organizations between the stakeholders (administration, industry, researchers and technicians) are needed (theoretic background)
A DISCUSSION TO OPEN : CAN THESE NETWORKS BE A CONTRIBUTION TO BUILD THESE NEW ORGANISATIONS AND HOW?