Shaping scientific excellence in agricultural research

Chataway, Joanna, Smith, James and Wield, David (2007) Shaping scientific excellence in agricultural research. International Journal of Biotechnology, 9 (2). pp. 172-187. ISSN 0963-6048

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Abstract

Science and technology - and particularly biotechnology - is increasingly central to development agendas in Africa and elsewhere. Implicit within me centrality of science and technology lie a set of policy issues regarding how best to shape contextually appropriate, innovative and sustainable science and technological products in, with and for developing countries. The work of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a case in point and we draw our empirical material from the evolution of two biotech bovine vaccine development programmes housed in a CG Centre. In the paper, we seek to show that broadening our understanding of scientific 'excellence' can lead to more innovative, systemic research that may produce more appropriate technological solutions. We believe this has key implications for science policy, development policy and the practice of science for development itself.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Health care, Public policy, Vaccines, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Science policy, Scientific excellence, Research and development management, Agricultural research, Biotechnology, Developing world, research and development, science and technology, vaccine, agriculture, biotechnology, review, scientific literature, Theileria, Trypanosomiasis, Bovinae
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 12:46
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 12:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65289
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