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New Insights on the Organization of Agricultural Research: Theory and Evidence for Western Developed Countries

  title={New Insights on the Organization of Agricultural Research: Theory and Evidence for Western Developed Countries},
  author={Wallace E. Huffman},
Public and private R&D are important sources of advances in knowledge leading to new technologies for and products from agriculture in western developed countries. Over the past fifteen years, a significant reduction in the rate of growth of public funding for agricultural research in western developed countries has occurred relative to the preceding decade. The future, however, holds unexplored options for the organization of public agricultural research. Advances in the theory of impure… Expand

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