Science, Technology, and Innovation

While evidence shows that sound and sustained investment in agricultural science and technology is key to increasing agricultural productivity, reducing poverty, and fostering economywide growth, in many developing countries, science and technology fails to be included in national development plans. In its effort to address this issue, and develop scientific knowledge and technology products that will improve agriculture and agricultural policies, IFPRI focuses its work on a number of research activities, including collecting up-to-date data on investment in science and technology, developing policies on genetic resources to promote agricultural diversity, and developing agricultural biotechnology while addressing issues of biosafety.