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This paper defines a generic agricultural research system and highlights some of the methodologies for diagnosing the research system constraints described in the papers included in this volume. An agricultural technology system is formed by public organizations (such as research institutes and universities) and private-sector organizations (such as input companies, foundations, and farmers' associations). The objective of this paper is to define a generic agricultual research system and discuss some of the methodologies used to diagnose research system constraints.