research and development

Agriculture for Sustainable Economic Development: A Global R&D Initiative to Avoid a Deep and Complex Crisis

A global initiative for accelerated agriculture productivity is necessary now; such an initiative makes economic sense, is pro-poor and sustainable, and serves security.

Engendering Agricultural Research

This paper makes a case for gender equity in the agricultural R&D system.

Advancing agriculture in developing countries through knowledge and innovation

About 75 percent of the world’s poor people live in rural areas, and most of them are involved in farming. Agricultural development in these areas is often constrained by issues of access to appropriate technologies; immense “institutional weaknesses”; an