Recent decades have witnessed a dramatic shift from public to private sector agricultural research in many developed countries. Developments in plant breeding and biotechnology, for example, have created profitable opportunities for private investment. However, new issues, such as intellectual property rights, have arisen as a consequence. This book discusses these and related issues.
1: PART I Setting the Scene 1.1: The Evolution of Public Research Systems in Developing Countries: Facing New Challenges 1.2: The Growing Role of the Private Sector in Agricultural Research 2: PART II Private Funding of Research Through Producer Organizations 2.1: Joint Funding of Agricultural Research by Producers and Government in Australia 2.2: Farmer and Industry Funding of Agricultural Research in Colombia 2.3: Financing Agricultural Research by Producers' Organizations in Africa 2.4: Partnership of Producer and Government Financing to Reform Agricultural Research in Uruguay 3: PART III Public-Private Partnerships in Conducting Research 3.1: Public-Private Cooperation in Agricultural Research : Examples from the Netherlands 3.2: Public-Private Interactions and Technology Policy in Innovation Processes for Zero Tillage in Argentina 3.3: Public-Private Sector Interaction in the Indian Agricultural Research System: An Innovation Systems Perspective on Institutional Reform 4: PART IV Public-Sector Response to Growing Privatization 4.1: Privatization of Plant Breeding in Industrialized Countries: Causes, Consequences, and the Public Sector Response 4.2: Plant Breeding Research in Developing Countries: What Roles for the Public and Private Sectors? 4.3: Managing Intellectual Property and Income Generation in Public Research Organizations 4.4: Reforming China's Agricultural Research System 4.5: Financing Agricultural Research by Competitive Funds