Facilitation of future research and extension through funding and networking support

Lybbert, Travis J., Skerritt, John H. and Henry, Robert J. (2013). Facilitation of future research and extension through funding and networking support. In Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Concepts and Strategies (pp. 415-432) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37045-8

Author Lybbert, Travis J.
Skerritt, John H.
Henry, Robert J.
Title of chapter Facilitation of future research and extension through funding and networking support
Title of book Concepts and Strategies
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-37045-8
Series Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops
ISBN 9783642370441
Editor Chittaranjan Kole
Volume number 1
Chapter number 11
Start page 415
End page 432
Total pages 18
Total chapters 13
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The breeding of climate-resilient crops is as complex as it is promising. Given these scientific complexities and the scale of impending climate change, research in this area will demand international collaboration in order to succeed in addressing critical challenges. This is particularly important for developing countries, which will bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change but may lack the physical and human resources to address the requirements for targeted breeding of more resilient crop varieties. Collaboration is required at many levels in genomics, germplasm collection and conservation, germplasm exchange, and breeding technologies such as phenotyping and genotyping methods. Establishing functional collaborative research networks is central to such a coordinated global approach. Because the benefits that climate-resilient crops convey to producers are often complex and stochastic in nature, facilitating the adoption and diffusion of these crops also requires strong collaboration and creativity in extension efforts, including the coordination of public and private sectors. We argue that support for networking and funding of collaborative research and extension activities will directly shape the success of global efforts to develop and disseminate climate-resilient crops and the improvements in food security they should provide.
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