Economic Research Report No. (ERR-249) 109 pp

May 2018

Agricultural Research Investment and Policy Reform in High-Income Countries

This study reviews long-term trends in public agricultural R&D investment by high-income countries and examines how these investments have contributed to economic growth. It also assesses some important R&D policy reforms that other countries have undertaken and draws lessons for the United States.

See related Amber Waves article: Agricultural Research in High-Income Countries Faces New Challenges as Public Funding Stalls.

Webinar: Agricultural Research Policy in High-Income Countries, Tuesday, June 5, 1 p.m. EDT

Keywords: agricultural research and development (R&D); agricultural research policy; agricultural productivity; research costs; public and private R&D; farmer funded research; plant breeding royalties

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