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Cover for The evolution of public research systems in developing countries: facing new challenges.

This chapter examines the emergence of national agricultural research systems in developing countries, and highlights the changes taking place in the financing and organization of public research in these countries. Key elements that underlie the restructuring of public research systems are...

Author(s)
Byerlee, D.; Alex, G.; Echeverría, R. G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant breeding research in developing countries: what roles for the public and private sectors?

This chapter questions the continued need for public plant breeding programmes in developing countries and discusses their future role. The following factors driving the changes taking place in the plant breeding industry are identified: the commercialization of agriculture; the privatization of...

Author(s)
Morris, M.; Ekasingh, B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing intellectual property and income generation in public research organizations.

This chapter outlines policy options for public research organizations in developing countries to address issues pertaining to intellectual property and income generation. The major emphasis is on crop improvement research, which is most affected by the recent changes in the public research...

Author(s)
Fischer, K.; Byerlee, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Universities, technology transfer and industrial R&D.

Some of the most important innovations to emerge in recent years - which have transformed whole industries, particularly in the areas of biotechnology (transforming medicine and agriculture) and information technology (transforming computing and communications) - were the result of research...

Author(s)
Graff, G.; Heiman, A.; Zilberman, D.; Castillo, F.; Parker, D.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter