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close this bookManagement of agricultural research: A training manual. Introductory module. (1997)
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View the documentResearch management: A key ingredient
View the documentComponents of a worldwide agricultural research management programme
View the documentDefining FAO's role
View the documentModus operandi
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Open this folder and view contentsAppendix 1: Management orientation and decision making
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View the documentAppendix 4: Illustrative schedule for a workshop on agricultural research
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Defining FAO's role

Training in management would help overcome management-related barriers to increasing agricultural productivity through effective agricultural research management. Some of the major constraints observed in developing economies are:

· inadequate management skills among both research and managerial staff of agricultural research institutions;

· a lack of institutionalized programmes to correct the situation; and

· a lack of awareness on the part of national agricultural research leaders of the urgent need for better management of research.