Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 27

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 27

Author: Eric Lichtfouse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319751900

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. This series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions.

Strengthening National Agricultural Research Systems

Strengthening National Agricultural Research Systems

Author: Derek Byerlee

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821341731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 104

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This report provides a brief review of recent trends and key policies in strengthening national agricultural research systems. Chapters provide a brief overview of the recent evolution of national research systems and a synthesis of policy issues and good practices for developing these systems including the involvement of universities and the private sector. They also focus on key policy and institutional reforms for strengthening public research institutions including funding, research management, and client orientation. Finally they discuss implications for the World Bank in its ongoing efforts to strengthen national research systems.