Global Trends in Agricultural R&D Spending

Ghana is among the top investors in agriculture in Africa.

Global challenges, including the recent food and financial crises and climate change, highlight the need for continued and scaled-up investments in agricultural research and development (R&D).

The report ASTI Global Assessment of Agricultural R&D Spending, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators initiative (ASTI) and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), reveals trends in R&D spending from 1981 to 2008.

Report

ASTI Global Assessment of Agricultural R&D Spending
October 2012. IFPRI and Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).

Press Release

Agricultural R&D Spending on the Rise, but Low-Income Countries Continue to Lag Behind

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Infographic: Accelerated Spending in Agricultural Research

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Chart: Global public spending on agricultural R&D by major country or region and by income status, 2008

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