Science for Agricultural Development : Changing Contexts, New Opportunities
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The report is written with four main worldwide audiences in mind: decision makers in thedevelopment community, the public sector research community, the private sector research community and the community of development practitioners. The report starts by providing examples of past research and the impact it has had on development. Particular attention is drawn to some of the factors that have affected the time taken for research to feed through into application (Section 2). Section 3 highlights recent successes that have come about following advances in biotechnology and partnership approaches, and offers glimpses of future potential. Section 4 touches on the possible impact of globalization and climate change on research needs, while Section 5 presents new data on recent trends (1981–2000) in global investment in agricultural R&D, and considers recent changes to the national agricultural research systems of developing countries. Finally, Section 6 draws out some of the significant messages for different readers of this report, tailoring them to the broad interests of the four communities referredto earlier. It concludes that agricultural R&D has done a lot in recent decades to help feed the world. This report was discussed at the Stakeholder Meeting at AGM2005.