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Output Analysis of the Research and Development Achievements and Their Value-Added Applications: A Case Study of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
Distribution of the major outputs of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute and their technology promoters.
Distribution of the major outputs of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute and their technology promoters.

Author:Yi-Ying Lee, Wei-Chun Chen, and Shen-Chen Yang*

Abstract:

    Due to rapid changes in domestic and foreign industries as well as the impacts of socioeconomic environment, agricultural sector should bring about a systematic and integrative approach to carry out research and development programs coping with important issues. In this study, research achievements of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) in the last five years were analyzed, and the number of their beneficiaries, the output forms, the development periods, the major topics, the highlights and others aspects were investigated. Further, we used the method of text mining to capture the keywords of each research, and classified the results into information forms. We found that the current TARI’s research achievements were focused on cultivar breeding programs, pests and diseases control measures, and health management cultivation systems. The major beneficiaries of those researches are farmers and farmers’ organizations. According to the results, we provide a method that can assist TARI organize new teams to conform different agricultural issues. In this way, it would be more effective to meet the agricultural policy and consumer demands and to obtain significant benefits.

Key words:Agricultural issues, Interdisciplinary team, Strategy layout

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