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


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