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Shaping scientific excellence in agricultural research

Chataway, Jo; Smith, James and Wield, David (2007). Shaping scientific excellence in agricultural research. International Journal of Biotechnology, Vol.9(No.2)

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Science and technology - and particularly biotechnology - are increasingly central to development agendas in Africa and elsewhere. Implicit within the centralitiy of science and technology lie a set of policy issues regarding how best to shape contextually appropriate, innovative and sustainable science and technological products in, with and for developing countries. The work of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a case in point and we draw our empirical material from the evolution of two biotech bovine vaccine development programmes housed in a CG centre. In the paper, we seek to show tha broadening our understanding of scientific 'excellence' can lead to more innovative, systemic research that may produce more appropriate technological solutions. We believe that this has key implications for science policy, development policy and the practice of science for development itself.

Item Type: Journal Item
Keywords: Science policy; research and development; vaccines; CGIAR; scientific excellence
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
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Item ID: 7237
Depositing User: Jo Chataway
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 02:20
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