Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

Daedalus

Volume

127

Issue

4

First Page or Article ID Number

159

Last Page

186

Abstract

Agriculture in the united states has undergone dramatic technological and social-economic structural change during the past century. Theodore W. Schultz was the first to emphasize the role of science-based technological change as a key force for causing agriculture to undergo a transition from traditional to modernizing conditions.1 It is now well established that institutionalized research, not research under taken by farmers themselves, is the key factor for producing innovations or knowledge leading to new technologies and advances in agricultural productivity under modernization. In the United States, it has taken many decades to develop the legal, political, scientific, and economic structure for the agri cultural R&D system

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This article is from Daedalus 127 (1998): 159. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Language

en

File Format

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