Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authored by:
Pardey, Philip G.
Edited by: 
Brown, A.G.
Publisher: 
Crawford Fund
Publication Year: 
2010
Book Title: 
World Food Security: Can Private Sector R&D Feed the Poor?; The Crawford Fund Fifteenth Annual International Conference, Parliament House, Canberra, 27-28 October 2009
Page Range: 
13-23
ISBN: 
9.78192E+12
Publication Place: 
Deakin, Australia

Abstract

Following a brief description of the links between agricultural R&D, productivity growth and food security outcomes, we review the patterns of agricultural productivity growth. The evolving institutional and investment realities confronting agricultural R&D are presented, including developments in the public and private sectors. Agricultural R&D has some distinctive attributes that are critical to bear in mind, and especially so when thinking about the food security and general economic implications of that research. These dimensions are described and need to be borne in mind when taking the practical policy actions that will be required to revitalise agricultural R&D to meet the global food (and climate change and other) challenges looming in the decades ahead.

Notes

Full conference report available here.

This is an abridged and reworked version of a 2009 report prepared for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, by P.G. Pardey and J.M. Alston and titled U.S. Agricultural Research in a Global Food Security Setting.

Citation

Pardey, Philip G. (2010) "Reassessing Public-Private Roles in Agricultural R&D for Economic Development," World Food Security: Can Private Sector R&D Feed the Poor?; The Crawford Fund Fifteenth Annual International Conference, Parliament House, Canberra, 27-28 October 2009, Crawford Fund.

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Philip Pardey
Keywords: Agricultural Development, Agricultural Productivity, Agricultural Research, Economic Development, Food Security, Policies, Private Research, Public Research, Research