ASTI News and Notes

ASTI launches new data, report, and website for Latin America and the Caribbean

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) officially launched its new agricultural research and development indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean at a roundtable event at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Wednesday, April 27.

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Special Event

Cairo Launch of IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report

Speaker:

Panelists:

  • Sherine Al-Shawarby, Professor and Vice Dean for Community Affairs and Environment Development, Faculty of Economics and Political Science / Cairo University
  • Jacinto Fabiosa, Leader of the Trade and Investment Team, USAID/Egypt
  • Magued Osman, CEO, The Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) & Editor and Lead Author of 2016 Egypt Human Development Report (HDR)
  • Dorte Verner, Lead Agriculture Economist, World Bank

Moderator:

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Press Release

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “Well Placed” to Feed Growing Global Population Due to Increased Investment in Agricultural Research

Brazil, the world’s second-largest provider of food, accounts for more than half of agriculture R&D spending in the region, with Argentina and Mexico completing the top three

Central American countries, Caribbean island nations, and poorer Andean countries…

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Seed Systems and Markets

Systems and markets that provide farmers with access to seeds and planting materials lie at the heart of efforts to boost agricultural productivity and improve rural livelihoods in many developing countries. Seeds are the very embodiment of modern science – they represent the efforts of farmers and scientists to select and breed for desirable traits such as yield, pest and disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses, and quality attributes preferred by consumers and other actors in the value chain. Seeds are also a hotly contested space: public, private, and civil society actors involved…

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