This book provides an analysis of funding for agricultural research in the United States and presents a proposal to strengthen this system. Its premise is that a judicious but substantial increase in research funding through competitive grants is the best way to sustain and strengthen the U.S. agricultural, food, and environmental system. The proposal calls for an increased public investment in research; a broadened scientific scope and expanded program areas of research; and four categories of competitively awarded grants, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary research.A Proposal to Strengthen the Agricultural, Food, and Environmental System Board on Agriculture, National Research Council ... now extend beyond plant and animal science to include, for example, ecology and environmental studies; engineering, management, and information systems; economics, ... Research topics within the six proposed areas would include (but are not limited to) the following: 1.
|Title||:||Investing in Research|
|Author||:||Board on Agriculture, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1989-01-15|