Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) Data Tool


The Data Tool was developed by ASTI in collaboration with the Mapping Worlds.

ASTI, which is facilitated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), is one of the few available sources of agricultural science and technology (S&T) statistics for low- and middle-income countries. Since 2001, ASTI has been active in compiling, analyzing, and publicizing primary data on institutional developments, investments, and capacity trends in agricultural research and development (R&D). The initiative entails a large amount of original and on-going survey work focused on developing countries. Data collection, analysis, and dissemination are conducted through a network of national, regional, and international agricultural R&D agencies. The datasets are processed using internationally accepted statistical procedures and definitions for compiling R&D statistics, as developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The ASTI datasets feature a wide range of indicators and time-series data across countries, regions, and at the global level, including:

  1. Agricultural research investment levels and trends
  2. Agricultural research capacity levels and trends
  3. Institutional arrangements affecting agricultural R&D
  4. Agricultural R&D funding levels and donors
  5. Degree levels of agricultural researchers
  6. Participation of women in agricultural research
  7. Focus of agricultural R&D—crop, livestock, and other agricultural areas

Visit the ASTI Data Tool at


Please visit for details of the source for each country listed here: Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (Republic of), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lao DPR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia.

How to cite: 

ASTI (Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators). 2012. ASTI database.

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