Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authored by:
Beintema, Nienke
Edited by: 
Serageldin, Ismail; Masood, Ehsan; El-Faham, Mohamed; Massoud, Amani
Publisher: 
Bibliotheca Alexandria
Publication Year: 
2007
Book Title: 
Changing Lives: BioVision Alexandria 2006
Page Range: 
343-355
Publication Place: 
Alexandria, Egypt

Abstract

In the past 25 years many countries have made major changes to the ways they fund and organise public agricultural R&D, and the incentives affecting private R&D. These changes raise questions about the prospects for sustaining productivity growth over the next 25 years and beyond.

Throughout the 20th century, improvements in agricultural productivity have alleviated poverty and starvation and fuelled economic progress. These productivity improvements have been closely linked to investments in agricultural research and development (R&D). However, in the past 25 years many countries have made major changes to the ways they fund and organise public agricultural R&D, and the incentives affecting private R&D. These changes raise questions about the prospects for sustaining productivity growth over the next 25 years and beyond. Early indicators suggest that a global slowdown in farm productivity may have already begun.

Citation

Beintema, Nienke (2007) "Agricultural R&D Spending at a Crossroads", Bibliotheca Alexandria.

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Philip Pardey
Keywords: Agricultural Development, Agricultural Productivity, Agricultural Research, Research, Research Investment