Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Research results on your dinner table? November 12, 2010 No Comments


  When it comes to agro-food research, “results must make it to the dinner table,” insists Philippe Thonart, professor of bio industries in Belgium. But that is not so easy, because “it may cost 1 franc to make a scientific discovery, such as isolating a microbe useful in food fermentation processes, but 100 francs to [...]

Formality and Flexibility in Planning for Research October 30, 2010 No Comments


Strategic planning is unique to each organisation. It provides direction and helps determine how to invest limited resources to achieve objectives. It also helps create buy-in and ownership for strategic directions among staff, Board members, and other stakeholders and partners. “[A] strategic planning process enables an organization to see around corners in general terms. It [...]