The State of Food and Agriculture 1972

Education and Training - Accelerating Agricultural Research in the Developing Countries

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In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year’s edition focuses on accelerating agricultural research in developing countries.



Accelerating agricultural research in the developing countries

This chapter deals mainly with the contribution that agricultural research can make to the solution of the problems facing the developing countries, drawing on lessons of the past. It examines the potential created by recent decisions to strengthen international support for such research through the establishment of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and suggests where priorities for this support might lie in the light of certain defined criteria, including resource availability. Finally, it attempts to indicate how existing and new resources might most effectively be linked in order to maximize the impact of agricultural research and related activities and to achieve multiplier effects of the results of those activities.


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