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Type: Book chapter
Title: Making science more effective for agriculture
Author: Sadras, V.
Alston, J.
Aphalo, P.
Connor, D.
Denison, R.F.
Fischer, T.
Gray, R.
Hayman, P.
Kirkegaard, J.
Kirchmann, H.
Kropff, M.
Lafitte, H.R.
Langridge, P.
Lenne, J.
Mínguez, M.I.
Passioura, J.
Porter, J.R.
Reeves, T.
Rodriguez, D.
Ryan, M.
et al.
Citation: Advances in Agronomy, 2020 / Sparks, D.L. (ed./s), vol.163, Ch.4, pp.153-177
Publisher: Academic Press
Publisher Place: London; United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2020
Series/Report no.: Advances in Agronomy; 163
ISBN: 0128207698
Editor: Sparks, D.L.
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Victor Sadras, Julian Alston, Pedro Aphalo, David Connor, R. Ford Denison, Tony Fischer, Richard Gray, Peter Hayman, John Kirkegaard, Holger Kirchmann, Martin Kropff, H. Renee Lafitte, Peter Langridge, Jill Lenne, M. Inés Mínguez, John Passioura, John R. Porter, Tim Reeves, Daniel Rodriguez, Megan Ryan, Francisco J. Villalobos, David Wood
Abstract: The challenges facing global agriculture via population increase, climate change anddietary choices are unprecedented and urgent. In the context of declining publicfunding for research and development in agriculture (ag R&D), we highlight the histor-ically high returns on such investments and outline an economic rationale to continuegovernment involvement through support and policy ag R&D. Next, we illustrate thesubstantive agricultural impact of science and technology, and reveal cases where over-simplification, reductionism and lack of rigor compromise returns on investment.Ex situconservation of genetic resources, organic agriculture, soil health and the water foot-print illustrate issues that need attention because they feature flaws in importantaspects of agricultural theory or practice with implications for policy and investment.We conclude with high-level propositions for improved allocation of ag R&D resources.
Rights: © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/bs.agron.2020.05.003
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