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Science, agriculture, and research : a compromised participation?

Author: William Buhler
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2002.
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Research is never free of pressures and constraints and to understand its results properly these have to be assessed and analyzed. In agriculture research into biotechnology and GMOs as well as pesticides and herbicides is big business - agribusiness. This book looks at the crucial roles of funding and the political context on the research agenda and its results in agricultural development. It provides a critical  Read more...
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Science, agriculture, and research.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2002
(DLC) 2002000767
(OCoLC)48851335
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Buhler
ISBN: 9781849772488 1849772487 9781136557705 1136557709 1280476354 9781280476358
OCLC Number: 80247546
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The Approach Taken --
1. What Drives Agricultural Research? The Research Process and Policy --
How Does it all Work? The Importance of Funding in Research. Who Are the Funding Agencies, How Do They Work and What is Their Remit? Who is Intended to Benefit from the Research? The Peer-review Process and Research Funding. The Funding Agency Panels and Boards and Who Influences Them. The Importance of Accountability and Value for Money. The Move to Short-termism --
2. From Jethro Tull to Grain Mountains: The Origins and Development of Agricultural Research Systems. A Time-frame of Agricultural Developments since 1700. Problems with Production. The Agricultural Revolution: A Thirst for Knowledge and its Application.
Responsibility: William Buhler [and others].
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