Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer

  • I. Arnon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Agricultural Research Systems

  3. Agricultural Research — Form and Content

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. I. Arnon
      Pages 315-347
    3. I. Arnon
      Pages 373-417
    4. I. Arnon
      Pages 418-433
  4. Human Resources in Agricultural Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. I. Arnon
      Pages 443-480
  5. Organisational Structure at the Institutional Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
  6. Administration in the Service of Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. I. Arnon
      Pages 585-598
  7. The Transfer of Technology

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 825-841

About this book


Agricultural research was probably the first and is the most widespread form of organised research in the world, and one in which both the most developed and underdeveloped countries are engaged. Whilst most forms of research activity, such as in the field of medicine, have world­ wide application, agricultural research, by its very nature, has to be regional; practically no research finding can be adopted without studying the results of its application under the infinite number of ecological situations with which the farmers of the world are faced. The improvement of agricultural production is the essential first step whereby developing countries can hope to raise their standard of living. Research is therefore an activity in which no underdeveloped country can afford not to engage; nor can countries in which agriculture has reached a high level of development and sophistication afford to neglect agricultural research. It is not because of inertia or vested interests that highly industrialised countries maintain, mostly at public expense, a costly and complex infrastructure for agricultural research. Even when problems of overproduction weigh heavily on the economy, agricultural research is considered the essential key to further progress: the objectives and goals are simply changed and adapted to the needs of the economy.


economy information medicine nature organization research service

Authors and affiliations

  • I. Arnon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Volcani Institute of Agricultural ResearchIsrael
  2. 2.Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6773-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6771-0
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