This report is a congressionally mandated review of the US Department of AgricultureAs Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, the main engine of publicly funded agricultural research in the United States. A changing social and scientific context of agriculture requires a new vision of agricultural research -- one that will support agriculture as a positive economic, social, and environmental force. REE is uniquely positioned to advance new research frontiers in environment, public health, and rural communities. The report recommends that REE be more anticipatory and strategic in its use of limited resources and guide and champion new directions in research.One of the best measures of the scientific stature of a research unit is the quality of the people employed in it. The committee considered aspects of the quality and potential for advancement of REE scientists, including an analysis of the REE workforce composition, hiring and recruitment policies, training and opportunities for professional ... Only 1 63 science-related technical staff (4%) were employed by CSREES ; its research role is limited to administration of formula funds andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Frontiers in Agricultural Research:|
|Author||:||Committee on Opportunities in Agriculture, National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2002-12-26|