In 1916, French entomologist Paul Marchal published a seminal report on the contemporary state of agricultural research in the United States of America. His recommendations underlined the need for a close relationship between research and education, a factor vital to national survival in the aftermath of the Great War. This essay discusses the context of this report, and assesses its consequences for government policy towards agricultural research and education in France.
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Castonguay, S. The Transformation of Agricultural Research in France: The Introduction of the American System. Minerva 43, 265–287 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-005-6508-y