desktop_windowsASTI Policy Advice to African Union: Increase agricultural R&D investment

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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 will be 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.

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Southeast Asia

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.

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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.

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of ASTI data

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ASTI’s video collection includes policy, training, and analysis videos, plus videos showing how to use our website and data tools.

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insert_chart_outlined Website: Overview of data
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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.

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policy 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.

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Country data: Researcher and investment trends

Algeria
Argentina
Bangladesh
Benin
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Caribbean, Angl.
Central African Rep.
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Dominican Rep.
Ecuador
Egypt
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Kenya
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Total agricultural researchers
(FTEs)
Total agricultural research spending
(Million constant 2011 PPP dollars)

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