Applying the principles of transformative innovation, strengthens agroecological transition processes


  • Edison Suárez Ortiz Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Campus Palmira, Colombia


Palabras clave:

Agroecology, transformative innovation, agroecological innovations, agroecological transition


The sustainable transformation of agri-food systems through the application of agroecological principles can help to mitigate the effects of the food crisis triggered by the health emergency and the subsequent economic recession. Accordingly, the aim of this reflection research article is to reflect on the correspondence of the principles of transformative innovation (TI) with the agroecological approach and how its application favours the processes of generation, diffusion and adoption of agroecological innovations. It is currently recognised that overcoming social and environmental challenges can contribute to economic growth and competitiveness in the long term, which becomes the basis of TI policies aimed at the generation, diffusion and adaptation of environmental and social innovations, framed within the achievement of the SDGs. At the territorial level, innovations conceived from a sectoral approach can limit the analysis of the contribution of science, technology and innovation in solving social problems. Therefore, especially in rural areas, the application of IT principles can help support agroecological transition processes, which allow addressing social, economic, political and environmental challenges.


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Edison Suárez Ortiz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Campus Palmira, Colombia

Suarez Ortiz holds a Master's degree in Agricultural Sciences with a specialisation in Business Development from the National University of Colombia; he is a zootechnician at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, also at the National University of Colombia; he is currently a PhD candidate in Agroecology at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the same university. His research focuses on agroecological knowledge management and scaling up innovation, with a focus on transformative innovation at the territorial level.


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Suárez Ortiz E. Applying the principles of transformative innovation, strengthens agroecological transition processes. Magna Sci. UCEVA [Internet]. 1 de diciembre de 2023 [citado 22 de mayo de 2024];3(2):196-201. Disponible en:



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