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Profit imperative to drive new grains research era

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A believer in the need to keep the world in focus – Peter Reading at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico... As the person at the helm of the body responsible for coordinating and funding much of the grains research, development and extension in Australia, he has had a key role in analysing the changes, the shifting research priorities and what all this means for growers... In an interview with Ground Cover he reflected on the role RD&E has played in maintaining Australia as a premier global grains producer, and how that role is evolving - not just the science, but also who is doing the science, and, for example, the increasing need for private capital to complement and fill shortfalls in public funding...
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