Strengths and weaknesses of national agricultural research systems: attracting the next generation of grassland researchers

James Pratley, Caspar W. Roxburgh

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGC 2013
Subtitle of host publicationRevitalising grasslands to sustain our communities
Place of PublicationOrange NSW
PublisherNSW Dept of Primary Industries
Pages1911-1917
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781742565422
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event22nd International Grasslands Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 15 Sep 201319 Sep 2013
http://www.internationalgrasslands.org/files/igc/publications/2013/proceedings-22nd-igc.pdf (Conference proceedings)

Conference

Conference22nd International Grasslands Congress
Abbreviated titleRevitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period15/09/1319/09/13
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    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.