Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Book
Edited by: 
Pardey, Philip G.; Wood, Stanley; Hertford, Reed
Publisher: 
Inter-American Development Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), HarvestChoice, Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, International Science & Technology Practice & Policy Center (InSTePP)
Publication Year: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC; St. Paul, MN

Abstract

This volume offers substantive clarification of the proper roles for public agricultural research and development (R&D) throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and introduces an analytical framework for assessing cross-country collective action in funding and carrying out research.

To inform research policy decisions, the book provides a wealth of newly digested information about trends in agricultural production, productivity, consumption, and trade for the region, placing those trends in a comparative international context. It also provides new information about the spatial patterns of agricultural production and productivity in LAC—especially critical information for making informed research priority decisions given the inherent agroecological specii city of many agricultural technologies.

Notes

260 pages

Citation

(2010) "Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean," Inter-American Development Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), HarvestChoice, Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, International Science & Technology Practice & Policy Center (InSTePP).

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Philip Pardey
Keywords: Agricultural Development, Agricultural Productivity, Agricultural Research, Caribbean, Collective Action, Forecasting, Impact Assessment, Latin America, Research