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Defining FAO's role

Training in management would help overcome management-related barriers to increasing agricultural productivity through effective agricultural research management. Some of the major constraints observed in developing economies are:

· inadequate management skills among both research and managerial staff of agricultural research institutions;

· a lack of institutionalized programmes to correct the situation; and

· a lack of awareness on the part of national agricultural research leaders of the urgent need for better management of research.

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