There is no place like home – why are there so few Swedish scientists in the international research institutes on agriculture and agroforestry?

There is no place like home – why are there so few Swedish scientists in the international research institutes on agriculture and agroforestry?

Sweden contributes large amounts annually to the Consultative Group of International
Agriculture Research Organizations (CGIAR), an important body for international
Agriculture research. some SEK 80 milion was provided in 1998 alone. But surprisingly
few swedish scientists work in International Agriculture Research. Swedish Universities
have chosen the home ground and have little organized collaboration with the CGIAR.
There is need to change this situation.
A policy for international research collaboration is needed between the universities,
particularly SLU and there is need for clearer career pathway for students with
international interest. Only then can Sweden’s financial contribution be matched by
action by Swedish scientist in the future.

Authors: Persson, R.; Rudebjer, P.

Topic: agroforestry,international organizations,agriculture,research institutes

Publication Year: 1998

Source: Currents (17/18): 64-66


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