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Living Laboratories Initiative: Understanding social and economic factors

In each living lab, a team of experts provides information to help farmers understand the costs and benefits of implementing the innovations being developed. Researchers will also study the social factors that influence the adoption of innovations, as well as their social impacts on the farmers and their communities.

Socio-economists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and its collaborators work closely with farmers to:

This information about the public and economic factors will help other farmers when deciding to adopt the new practices or technologies developed in the living lab.

Local economics collaborators

Through a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is collaborating with the following organizations to study the social impacts and effectiveness of living labs:

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