Preface. Contributors. Part 1. General. 1. The Mission of Agricultural Research; G. Loebenstein, G. Thottappilly. 2. The Mission and Evolution of International Agricultural Research in Developing Countries; F.J. Morales. 3. Considerations for Determining Research Priorities: Learning Cycles and Impact Pathways; M.C.S. Bantilan, J.D.H. Keatinge. 4. Creating an Effective Process to Define, Approve and Review the Research Agenda for Institutions in the Developing World; R. Ortiz, J. Crouch. 5. The Research Department and Institute; S. Navarro, G. Loebenstein. 6. Leadership in Agricultural Research Management; J. d'Arros Hughes. 7. Bioethics in Agricultural Research and Research Management; A. Fossey. 8. The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to the Management of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research; E. Gelb, D. Levanon. 9. Harness of R&D for the Benefit of a Practical-Oriented Organization; Y. Spharim. Part 2. Case Studies. 10. CGIAR - The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research; E. Hartmans, G. Lundborg. 11. Linking Priorities and Performance - Management of the USDA Agricultural Research Service; E.B. Knipling, C.E. Rexroad Jr. 12. Agricultural Research Management in U.S. Land-Grant Universities; D.A. Holt. 13. USDA-CSREES - The Competitive Grants Program in the US; Ch. Jacobs-Young et al. 14. Agricultural Research Governance and Management in Nigeria; N.O. Adedipe. 15. INRA - National Institute for Agricultural Research; M. Dodet. 16. The Indian Agricultural Research System; M.S. Swaminathan, S. Bala Ravi. 17. Agricultural Science in The Netherlands; K. Verhoeff et al.18. Agricultural Research in Israel; G. Loebenstein, E. Putievsky. 19. Concluding Remarks; G. Thottappilly, G. Loebenstein.
Quite simply, this is required reading for anyone involved in managing agricultural research. With a wealth of practical solutions and advice, it offers a how-to guide for managers as well as highlighting the differences in the way that different nations approach this key area of research - one of the most widespread forms of inquiry in the world. The lessons that can be learned from this brilliant study apply in equal measure to developed and developing nations.
An up-to-date reference book on agricultural research management
A useful guide that highlights the similarities and differences in the management systems that guide research in different countries
Critically analyzes some representative systems and suggests points for improvement