Ludovic Temple holds a Doctorate Degree in Economics. He has also obtained his "accreditation to supervise research" with specialization in Institutional Economics of Innovation. He is the scientist coordinator of the French research team on the Innovation Systems and Research in Agriculture in the UMR Innovation and development in Agriculture at the French Centre of International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development at Montpellier. He is involved work in Africa, Caribbean and Latin America, and in Europe. He is a member of the research network on Innovation [http://rrifr.univ-littoral.fr/] and on the editorial board of the innovation journal. He is a visiting professor at the University of Yaoundé 2 (Cameroon). He has published more than 50 articles in journals refereed and 15 book chapters.