by Kalpana Sastry and O K Tara
National Academy of Agricultural Research Management(NAARM),
A silent, but vibrant informal system of innovation exists in parallel to the formal system of innovation in academic and R & D institutions. Most of the innovations in the informal system are based on real life experiences and these are aimed at addressing the challenges faced by rural communities in their daily lives. But many of these innovations do not get diffused due to a number of factors. The book has been written to create awareness about GRIs and voice the need for an institutional process to be put in place. The authors through this publication also suggest various models to connect all players inside and outside the rural realm for creating sustainable rural livelihoods.