Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Data Center Description
The Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) initiative compiles, processes, and makes available internationally comparable data on institutional developments and investments in agricultural R&D worldwide, and analyzes and reports on these trends in the form of occasional policy digests for research policy formulation and priority setting purposes. The project involves a large amount of original and ongoing survey work focused on developing countries, but also maintains access to relevant data for developed countries produced by the OECD Science and Technology Indicators unit, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and other similar agencies. The activities are led jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), and involve collaborative alliances with a large number of national and regional R&D agencies, as well as international institutions.