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Agricultural research policy in an era of privatization.

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This book synthesizes contemporary experiences with changing public and private sector roles in funding and executing agricultural research, with emphasis on developing countries. The book consists of 15 chapters organized into four distinct parts. Part I provides a brief overview of the current status, trends and policy issues in public and private agricultural research and development in develop...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 137)

Public-private interactions and technology policy in innovation processes for zero tillage in Argentina.

This chapter describes the innovation system that generated zero tillage (ZT) technology in Argentina, based on a review of relevant literature and semistructured interviews with 21 key informants in Argentina and 43 informants in Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, and the UK. The chapter reviews the concept of a national innovation system and sketches a new framework for the analysis of research systems. It examines ZT from an economic perspective and gives a brief history of ZT in Argentina. It also describes the organization of the innovation system centred in ZT, in which public and private agents interact through formal and informal channels, as well as the failures of the system.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Agricultural research policy in an era of privatization: introduction and overview. Author(s): Byerlee, D. Echeverría, R. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) The evolution of public research systems in developing countries: facing new challenges. Author(s): Byerlee, D. Alex, G. Echeverría, R. G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) The growing role of the private sector in agricultural research. Author(s): Pray, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Joint funding of agricultural research by producers and government in Australia. Author(s): Brennan, J. P. Mullen, J. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Farmer and industry funding of agricultural research in Colombia. Author(s): Estrada, R. D. Holmann, F. Posada, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 81) Financing agricultural research by producers' organizations in Africa. Author(s): Kangasniemi, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 105) Partnership of producer and government financing to reform agricultural research in Uruguay. Author(s): Allegri, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 123) Public-private cooperation in agricultural research: examples from The Netherlands. Author(s): Meer, K. van der
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 155) Public-private sector interaction in the Indian agricultural research system: an innovation systems perspective on institutional reform. Author(s): Hall, A. Rasheed Sulaiman Clark, N. Sivamohan, M. V. K. Yoganand, B.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 177) Privatization of plant breeding in industrialized countries: causes, consequences and the public sector response. Author(s): Heisey, P. W. Srinivasan, C. S. Thirtle, C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 199) Plant breeding research in developing countries: what roles for the public and private sectors? Author(s): Morris, M. Ekasingh, B.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 227) Managing intellectual property and income generation in public research organizations. Author(s): Fischer, K. Byerlee, D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 245) Reforming China's agricultural research system. Author(s): Huang JiKun Hu RuiFa Pray, C. Rozelle, S.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 265) Financing agricultural research by competitive funds. Author(s): Echeverría, R. G. Elliott, H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Economics Program, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Apartado Postal 6-641, 06600 México, DF, Mexico.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 0851996000
  • Record Number
  • 20023109946