Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) refers to moving available knowledge (often from formal research) into active use. More than just “bridging the gap”, Knowledge Mobilization seeks to make connections between research/expertise and policy/practice in order to improve outcomes in various organizations or sectors.
Nova Scotia is rich in research institutions and organizations but is the value of the research making an impact, specifically in Agriculture?
Knowledge mobilization is a proactive process that involves specific efforts to build relationships between research producers and users, such as formal and informal events, networks, and collaboration on resources for research use. The broad concept of knowledge mobilization encompasses a variety of strategies, including producer push (where researchers do the work of trying to share knowledge), user pull (where research users seek information), knowledge exchange and the co-production of knowledge. These strategies may be informal or formal and can take place in many different places and ways.