Assessing recent ag research investment trends globally and regionally gcard

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By Nienke Beintema, ASTI program leader. Presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD2), Punta del Este, Uruguay, 29 Oct–1 Nov 2012.

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Assessing recent ag research investment trends globally and regionally gcard

  1. 1. ASSESSING RECENT AGRICULTURAL R&DSPENDING TRENDS GLOBALLY AND REGIONALLY Nienke Beintema, ASTI/IFPRI
  2. 2. Pathway to ASTI Global Assessment on Agricultural R&D Spending• ASTI collects primary data for low- and middle-income countries through national institutional survey rounds• Spending patterns can be highly dynamic over time so global estimates need to be made with caution (2008 latest year of reliable data)• In recent years ASTI focused on data collection for Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia• With GFAR, AARINENA, APAARI, CACAARI, FORAGRO, and national partners ASTI collected additional data for other developing regions• With USDA-ERS, using secondary sources, ASTI estimated spending trends for high-income countries and prepared ASTI-GFAR report (and infographic)• See asti.cgiar.org/globaloverview for more information
  3. 3. Developing Countries Drive Spending Growth in Public Agricultural R&D
  4. 4. Regional Allocation of Public Spending, 2008
  5. 5. Agricultural R&D Spending Pays Off……. …. But the World Poorest Countries Lag Behind
  6. 6. A Viable Monitoring System of Agricultural R&D Resource Levels• Need to move from ad-hoc data collection to a sustainable monitoring system with regular updates (in place for Africa south of the Sahara and South Asia)• Enhance ownership of the data and stimulate further advocacy and analysis at the national level• Measure not only inputs (investments/capacity), but also output indicators required to assess performance of agricultural research institutions within and across countries• Intensify further analysis of trends to make information more relevant for policymakers and other stakeholders• Such a sustainable system needs sustainable funding

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