Do you agree that focusing our technology research to serve selected value chains can provide an appropriate guide to the CGIAR’s global research agenda, both for short-term adaptive and longer-term basic research? Are there risks associated with this approach?
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The major risk is still that the research is too adaptive, not international public good oriented enough, and will not really contribute to longer term basic research. This is corroborated by the previous doubts on the representativity of value chains and constraints on a broader scale.
yes, for short term and long term research, I think if timely budget available there will be no risk
The current approach of focusing on the adaptive research to serve the selected value chain will not meet CGIAR’s global research agenda.
I am not sure whether basic research is being equated with ‘blue-skies’ research in one of the other questions, but in UK both terms imply free thinking outwith the constraints of specific value chains. The potential lies at the interface between the basic research and the adaptive research (both are needed along with strategic research) but I don’t consider that the proposed approach should be setting the agenda for any basic research.
Focusing on our technology research to serve seleced value chain is not enough for guiding global research agenda. more broder issues including social economic and traditional culture context should be considerd