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Pastos y Forrajes

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MIRANDA, Taymer et al. Innovation and technology transference at the Experimental Station "Indio Hatuey": 50 years propitiating the development of the Cuban rural sector (Part II). Pastos y Forrajes [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp.3-16. ISSN 0864-0394.

The changes occurred in Cuban agriculture at the end of the 20th century caused the rupture of the paradigm based on import dependence, for which it became necessary to begin building a new technical-economic model based on endogenous development, associated to the promotion of innovative capacities and sustainable technologies; this demanded that knowledge-development centers focused on the application of innovations, through adequate rural extension processes. In this sense, the Experimental Station "Indio Hatuey" focused the efforts on the promotion of innovation processes in Cuban livestock production, which were enhanced at the beginning of the first decade of this millennium, when a turn occurred in the conventional technology transference system to promote innovation and rural local development. Outstanding examples of the application of this approach are: the Livestock Production Development Program in the Martí municipality, the enhancement of the processes of local agricultural innovation and of promotion of local innovation systems in the cooperative and farmer sector of Matanzas province, as well as the integrated food and energy production on agroecological bases in five Cuban provinces.

Keywords : Agricultural sector; innovation; technology.

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