Agricultural Innovation Model Hypothesis and Verification
Agriculture has been increasingly expected from several points of view. Agricultural innovations have not been sufficiently studied because of the recognition that agriculture is very specific.
We propose and verify agricultural innovation model (DIST model) from 14 case studies. Our model contains not only T(Technology Push) and D(Demand Pull), but also I(Instinct Push) and S(Social Pull) that originated from characteristics of agriculture.
DIST model shows us that the same first step follows common next steps in innovation process.
We confirm that DIST model contributes to planning agricultural innovation strategy by identifying next step problems.