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 InternationalAgriculture Research Organizations (CGIAR), an important body for internationalAgriculture research. some SEK 80 milion was provided in 1998 alone. But surprisinglyfew swedish scientists work in International Agriculture Research. Swedish Universitieshave 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 withinternational interest. Only then can Sweden’s financial contribution be matched byaction by Swedish scientist in the future
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