Echeverria, Ruben; Beintema, Nienke
GFAR Briefing Paper. Rome: The Global Forum on Agricultural Research.
This paper, written by Ruben G. Echeverria and Nienke M. Beintema, gives a detailed explanation of past and current trends in funding of agricultural research and analyzes various agricultural research funding mechanisms that have been used in the past and should be explored today in order to increase agricultural research outputs in developing countries.
Despite recent increased international awareness of the importance of agriculture as a generator of income, employment, foreign exchange and tax revenues as well as its association with poverty reduction and the preservation of natural resources, there is still a need for increased awareness of the important role that agricultural research for development (AR4D) plays in the above issues.