Toward Sustainability recommends a design for a new Collaborative Research Support Program (CRSP) for the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID). Currently, eight CRSPs operate under legislation that supports long-term agricultural research of benefit to developing countries and the United States.
This book defines a process by which knowledge from all relevant AID-supported programs could be integrated and applied to advance profitable farming systems that improve local conditions and contribute to environmental goals. It makes recommendations on the types of competitive grants that should be made available under a new program, institutional participation, content of research proposals, and administrative procedures.
Table of Contents
|1. Defining the Need||9-16|
|2. Expanding the Management Challenge||17-20|
|3. Considerations and Criteria for the Sanrem Program Design||21-26|
|4. Sanrem Program Management and Grant Administration||27-40|
|Appendix A: Introduction to Operational Issues||43-46|
|Appendix B: Sustainable Agriculture, International Agricultural Research, and Strategies for Effective Collaboration||47-65|
|Appendix C: Soil Research for Agricultural Sustainability in the Tropics||66-90|
|Appendix D: The Agroecosystems||91-104|
|Appendix E: Integrated Nutrient Management for Crop Production||105-108|
|Appendix F: Integrated Pest Management for Sustainability in Developing Countries||109-133|
|Appendix G: Project Bibliography||134-138|
|Appendix H: Program Participants||139-143|
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