General -- The Mission of Agricultural Research -- The Mission and Evolution of International Agricultural Research in Developing Countries -- Considerations for Determining Research Priorities: Learning Cycles and Impact Pathways -- Creating an Effective Process to Define, Approve, and Review the Research Agenda of Institutions in The Developing World -- The Research Department and Institute -- Leadership in Agricultural Research Management -- Bioethics in Agricultural Research and Research Management -- The Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to the Management of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research -- Harness of R&D for the Benefit of a Practical-Oriented Organization -- Case Studies -- CGIAR - The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -- Linking Priorities and Performance - Management of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Research Portfolio -- Agricultural Research Management in US Land-Grant Universities - The State Agricultural Experiment Station System -- USDA-CSREES National Research Initiative: Support for Agricultural Research - The competitive grants program in the United States -- Agricultural Research Governance and Management in Nigeria -- INRA - National Institute for Agricultural Research - From the Local to the Global Levels -- The Indian Agricultural Research System -- Agricultural Science in the Netherlands -- Agricultural Research in Israel -- Concluding Remarks. Agricultural research is one of the most widespread forms of organized research in the world, in both developed and developing countries. Management of agricultural research involves many decisions that have scientific, social and political consequences. Every country has established agricultural research priorities based on many complex factors that must be considered when decisions are made on the choice of research problems to be investigated. Resources must be divided among projects that often compete for the limited funding available that supports the total research enterprise. This book will provide those individuals who manage research with methods and procedures that can be used in their management organization.