The US food and agriculture sector is innovative, competitive and export-oriented. Changes in national and global demand offer further opportunities for US agri-food products, although climate change and other resource constraints could create additional challenges, in particular in some regions. Maintaining high productivity growth, while improving the sustainable use of resources will require further innovation. In a policy environment generally favourable to investment and innovation, the strong US agricultural innovation system is expected to continue to create innovations that will be widely adopted, to the extent that these can be widely accepted.
The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive in innovation-intensive sectors.
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This background report is one of a series of papers prepared by countries participating in an activity of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), “Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers.” The focus of the country background reports is on the aspects of teacher policy that deal with how to attract, recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers. The report has the following four objectives:
Results from United States schools that took part in this study, which was carried out to understand how ICT relates to educational innovation.