By: P Eyzaguirre
231 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
A study of agricultural research systems in over 50 developing countries where economic development depends on improving the productivity of agriculture and sustainable management of renewable sources. A national portfolio approach to strategic planning of research is presented and illustrated by case studies.
Defining the "Small-Country" Problem. Working with Small-Scale and Diverse Institutions. The National Research Portfolio - Establishing a Manageable Scope. National Research Portfolios - Case Study Findings. Research on Natural Resource Management - A New Beginning, or Just Another Agenda Item? Diversification and High-Value Nontraditional Exports - Can Research Open 'Windows of Opportunity?' Biotechnology - A Strategy for Participation. Planning for the Information Revolution. Small Countries as Partners in Regional Initiatives. Agricultural Research Networks in Small Countries. Conclusion - Lessons from Small Countries. Index.
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