U.S. Public Agricultural R&D in the 21st Century: Losing Ground?

Nov 5, 2013
Source: Farm Foundation Ag Challenge 2050
Participants:

Much of the growth in U.S. farm output is attributable to the know-how, scientific and technological impacts resulting from sustained and significant investments in public agricultural R&D and the public institutions that carried out that research. These processes are slow and subtle and often underappreciated, but the productivity consequences of public investments in R&D have been large and the economic payoff has been remarkable.

Topics: Productivity Measures, Research Policy

'Few Farm Job Losses' Despite Big Minimum Wage Hike

Aug 2, 2013
Source: Business Day
Participants:

Television interview
SABC3, News at 1
August 3, 2013

Frikkie Liebenberg shares insights on labor trends in the South African agricultural employment sector.

Topics: Productivity Measures

Dust Off the Rust

Jun 15, 2013
Source: Down To Earth
Participants:

Referring to findings published in Science "Agriculture: Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research," Philip Pardey highlights India's vulnerability and need to invest in research to manage wheat rusts.

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

Global Research to Control Stem Rust Disease Prevents Huge Losses

Jun 1, 2013
Source: Squared UP: Newsletter of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Article on page 12 of newsletter

Recent study published in Science by scientists from the University of Minnesota, CSIRO, University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, CIMMYT is highlighted during Philip Pardey and Jason Beddow's visit to University of Pretoria to work with Frikkie Liebenberg.

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

The GRDC Backs Global Rust Funding Call

May 1, 2013
Source: Ground Cover

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) back findings published in the Science article "Agriculture: Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research" co-authored with HarvestChoice personnel.

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

Ug99 Funding is Lacking, Researchers Say

Apr 30, 2013
Source: Capital Press
Participants:

Philip Pardey comments on findings from recent Science journal article "Agriculture: Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research".

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

Fields of Plenty

Apr 15, 2013
Source: COSMOS Magazine
Participants:

Philip Pardey "points out that it was the investments of 50 years ago that gave us the Green Revolution and averted the widespread famine predicted in the 1960s by ecologists like Paul Ehrlich. His research shows that 50 years is about the lag time before the investment in agricultural R&D fully delivers."

Topics: Research Policy

Without Adequate Funding, Deadly Wheat Disease Could Threaten Global Food Supplies, U of M Scientists Say

Apr 15, 2013
Source: University of Minnesota Press Release

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Science Daily
April 15, 2013

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Science CoDex
April 15, 2013

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Phys.org
April 15, 2013

New Strains Of Common Wheat Diseases May Threaten Global Food Supplies In The Coming Years, Researchers Warn
Planet Save
April 15, 2013

"The study, published in the current edition of the journal Science, examines how Ug99 – new virulent forms of stem rust first found in Uganda in 1999—could continue its movement across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. It threatens food supplies for millions of people who depend on wheat and other small grains. Scientists have developed new wheat varieties with some resistance to the deadly disease, but the disease evolves and mutates into new forms, requiring new resistant varieties to be developed. "

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

Science magazine: Global research to control stem rust disease saves wheat farmers losses worth US $1.12 billion per year

Apr 12, 2013
Source: CIMMYT

"A study just published in Science by scientists from the University of Minnesota, CSIRO, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and CIMMYT shows that research to control the wheat disease known as stem rust during 1961-2009 has added 6.2 million tons annually to world wheat harvests, worth US $1.12 billion per year at 2010 prices."

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

Wheat Disease Threatens Global Food Supplies

Apr 12, 2013
Source: ABC News (Australia)

Audio Interview: Wheat Disease Threat: More Research Needed

Darren Kriticos and Philip Pardey point to their teams findings published in journal Science to encourage increased investment in wheat stem rust research.

Topics: Pests and Diseases, Research Policy

R&D Cuts Hurting Agriculture

Feb 15, 2013
Source: Weekly Times
Participants:

Philip Pardey says R&D investment was a "crucial determinant of agricultural productivity and production". But a lack of government spending means the "die is already cast" for Australian agriculture in the near future.

Topics: Productivity Measures, Research Policy

More Research and Development Needed to Feed the World

Feb 11, 2013
Source: ABC Radio Australia
Participants:

Karon Snowdon interviews Philip Pardey and Will Martin, World Bank Research Manager, on the falling investment in agricultural research.

Topics: Productivity Measures, Research Policy
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