desktop_windowsASTI Policy Advice to African Union: Increase agricultural R&D investment
ASTI was commissioned by the African Union to prepare a report on agricultural R&D investment in Africa and policy implications for the future. The report was considered and validated during a meeting of the AU’s Specialized Technical Committee on Agriculture (December 2021) and translated into a set of recommendations to the AU’s Executive Council.
Publication: Agricultural research in
Southeast Asia has made considerable progress in strengthening its agricultural R&D capacity over time. Regionwide research spending, however, has remained stagnant. Going forward, governments need to tackle widespread underinvestment and ensure that agricultural R&D targets well-defined areas of priority.
supervised_user_circle Publications: Global agricultural R&D and CGIAR investment trends
ASTI has released two new publications offering an updated overview of agricultural research spending around the world. ASTI Global Update 2020 focuses on global investment trends agricultural research, whereas Evolution of CGIAR funding provides a detailed insight in CGIAR funding trends over time.
desktop_windows Video: Partners’ use
of ASTI data
ASTI’s video collection includes policy, training, and analysis videos, plus videos showing how to use our website and data tools.
Website: Overview of data
ASTI’s website provides interactive country pages; data benchmarking and download tools, including country comparisons, charts and graphs; and a directory of national research agencies.
Pilot study: Informing policy
with agricultural R&D evidence
ASTI initiated a pilot study on how agricultural research evidence—and particularly ASTI evidence—could be more effectively integrated into national policy and decisionmaking forums, especially to promote the sustainable allocation of resources to agricultural research.
Country data: Researcher and investment trends
Mapping worlds tool: Nanotool english