Agricultural research policy in an era of privatization by Derek Byerlee, Ruben G Echeverria

By Derek Byerlee, Ruben G Echeverria

This booklet synthesizes modern reports with altering private and non-private area roles in investment and executing agricultural learn, with emphasis on constructing international locations. The booklet includes 15 chapters prepared into 4 distinctive components. half I presents a quick review of the present prestige, developments and coverage concerns in private and non-private agricultural learn and improvement in constructing nations. the remainder components of the ebook include case reviews of contemporary reports in exploring substitute mechanisms for investment and organizing agricultural learn in an atmosphere of privatization. half II assesses public-private collaboration in financing learn via commodity levies paid by means of farmers, and half III evaluates public-private collaboration in provision of analysis companies via joint ventures and different different types of partnerships. half IV specializes in responses of public learn enterprises to privatization. on hand In Print

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Elliott, H. G. (1988) Determinants of support for national agricultural research systems. In: Javier, E. and Renborg, U. (eds) The Changing Dynamics of Global Agriculture. International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), The Hague. Hayami, Y. W. (1985) Agricultural Development: an International Perspective, 2nd edn. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland. McMahon, M. (1992) Getting Beyond the ‘National Institute Model’ for Agricultural Research in Latin America – a Cross-Country Study of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

Responsive public research organizations require considerable autonomy to develop administrative, financial and human resource management rules that are appropriate to research, and sound and credible governance with strong stakeholder involvement. Establishment of such organizations may require additional funds, at least in the short run, and considerable time to implement. Final Note While the theme of this book is the changes brought about by the growing privatization of all sectors of the economy, including agricultural R&D, the chapters also reveal the limits of private R&D, especially in developing countries.

1994) Getting Ready for the Twenty-First Century: Technical Change and Institutional Modernization in Agriculture. Technical Paper Number 217. World Bank, Washington, DC. Byerlee, D. (1994) Technology transfer systems for improved crop management: an overview. R. ) Agricultural Technology: Policy Issues for the International Community. CAB International, Wallingford, UK, pp. 212–213. Byerlee, D. and Alex, G. (1998) Strengthening National Agricultural Research Systems: Issues and Good Practice.

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