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Agricultural research is one of the most widespread forms of organized research in the world, in both developed and developing countries. Management of agricultural research involves many decisions that have scientific, social and political consequences. Every country has established agricultural research priorities based on many complex factors that must be considered when decisions are made on the choice of research problems to be investigated. Resources must be divided among projects that often compete for the limited funding available that supports the total research enterprise.
Preface. Contributors. Part 1. General. 1. The Mission of Agricultural Research; G. Loebenstein, G. Thottappilly. 2. The Mission and Evolution of International Agricultural Research in Developing Countries; F.J. Morales. 3. Considerations for Determining Research Priorities: Learning Cycles and Impact Pathways; M.C.S. Bantilan, J.D.H. Keatinge. 4. Creating an Effective Process to Define, Approve and Review the Research Agenda for Institutions in the Developing World; R. Ortiz, J. Crouch. 5. The Research Department and Institute; S. Navarro, G. Loebenstein. 6. Leadership in Agricultural Research Management; J. d'Arros Hughes. 7. Bioethics in Agricultural Research and Research Management; A. Fossey. 8. The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to the Management of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research; E. Gelb, D. Levanon. 9. Harness of R&D for the Benefit of a Practical-Oriented Organization; Y. Spharim. Part 2. Case Studies. 10. CGIAR -- The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research; E. Hartmans, G. Lundborg. 11. Linking Priorities and Performance -- Management of the USDA Agricultural Research Service; E.B. Knipling, C.E. Rexroad Jr. 12. Agricultural Research Management in U.S. Land-Grant Universities; D.A. Holt. 13. USDA-CSREES -- The Competitive Grants Program in the US; Ch. Jacobs-Young et al. 14. Agricultural Research Governance and Management in Nigeria; N.O. Adedipe. 15. INRA -- National Institute for Agricultural Research; M. Dodet. 16. The Indian Agricultural Research System; M.S. Swaminathan, S. Bala Ravi. 17. Agricultural Science in The Netherlands; K. Verhoeff et al. 18. Agricultural Research in Israel; G. Loebenstein, E. Putievsky. 19. Concluding Remarks; G. Thottappilly, G. Loebenstein.