Grasslands research depends heavily on the National Agricultural Research System for its R&D outcomes. Future outcomes are uncertain as funding sources have contracted and much of the expertise enters the retirement phase without a succession plan. Private funding has contributed to some extent but there remains a need for governments to continue to support those aspects that deliver public good or address market failure. The major concern expressed here is that the availability of a well-educated and trained workforce is uncertain and this may hamper grasslands from contributing sufficiently to world food security.
|Title of host publication||IGC 2013|
|Subtitle of host publication||Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities|
|Place of Publication||Orange NSW|
|Publisher||NSW Dept of Primary Industries|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||22nd International Grasslands Congress - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 15 Sep 2013 → 19 Sep 2013
http://www.internationalgrasslands.org/files/igc/publications/2013/proceedings-22nd-igc.pdf (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||22nd International Grasslands Congress|
|Abbreviated title||Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities|
|Period||15/09/13 → 19/09/13|
Pratley, J., & Roxburgh, C. W. (2013). Strengths and weaknesses of national agricultural research systems: attracting the next generation of grassland researchers. In IGC 2013: Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities (pp. 1911-1917). NSW Dept of Primary Industries.