Connecting the dots: the role of social science research in agricultural R&D systems

Are we doing enough to ensure social science research contributes to advancing agricultural R&D systems?

India is the world’s second-largest producer and biggest exporter (more than a fourth of the world’s exports) of rice, yet, paradoxically, its people suffer from hunger and malnutrition. To solve real-world problems such as these, we need to build a bridge between social science and agricultural research to form a better understanding—and find more accurate solutions—using interdisciplinary analyses of problems.