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Presented by ASTI Program Head Nienke Beintema on September 30, in Washington, DC.

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Update from ASTI on recent work in Africa

  1. 1. UpdateonongoingworkinAfrica NIENKEBEINTEMA Follow-Up to the S4ACWrite Shop: IFPRI and S4ACLeaders WashingtonDC I 30September 2016
  2. 2. DATA & INDICATORS ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTICS OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY
  3. 3. Data and indicators New country trends and indicators: ▶ Updates forusual indicators to 2014 . ▶ Additional input indicators (by position, discipline mix, student data). ▶ Output indicators (publications, varieties/technologies released). ▶ Qualitative information (S&T policy in place, gender strategy, etc.). .
  4. 4. New tools and portals Portal with RUFORUM on capacities in higher education ASTI Connect for national institutions partners ASTI’s agency directoryASTI agency data/graphing tool
  5. 5. Analysis and diagnostics Health of the research system  Better understand strong and weak areas in agricultural research at agency/country levels  Analyze the efficiency of the system comparing input and outputs of the research process Questions to ask?  How much is an extra dollar invested worth?  How much should a country invest?  How much is a country losing for delaying its investment one more year?  How should investment be allocated?
  6. 6. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN AFRICA Investing in Future Harvests EDITED BY John Lynam, Nienke Beintema, Johannes Roseboom, Ousmane Badiane
  7. 7. Outreach and advocacy ▶ New impact project will develop a communications and advocacy framework to enhance the uptake and use of ASTI’s data & analysis at the country level for increased ag research funding: • Examine the current use and impact of ASTI data • Identify the key target audiences that can use ASTI data for policy impact • Map the agricultural ecosystem and pathways of influence • Outline and implement activities designed to increase the use of ASTI data in agricultural policy development

Presented by ASTI Program Head Nienke Beintema on September 30, in Washington, DC.

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