ASTI News and Notes

ASTI launches new interactive tools for tracking agricultural R&D

August 19, 2015
by Emil Caillaux

The Agricultural Science & Technology Indicators (ASTI) program is proud to announce the launch of its new website, loaded with easy-to-use tools for viewing, comparing, and downloading key data and information on agricultural research and development (R&D).

These new tools allow you to:

  • Rank and compare the status and direction of agricultural research investment and capacity across countries in Africa south of the Sahara, West Asia and North Africa, and Central America and the Caribbean. 
  • Access detailed national-level trends in agricultural research investment and human resources, and download factsheets and other information on interactive country pages.
  • Explore in-depth datasets for a large number of low-and middle-income countries in the data download tool.

All of these interactive tools are available on a clean, newly redesigned website that—thanks to ASTI’s new backend coding system—is automatically updated with new data regularly.

Watch the video tutorial (right hand sidebar) on how to engage with interactive data, compare countries and regions, and download custom datasets.