ASTI China database

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)
country level data

The Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) initiative compiles, analyzes, and publishes data on institutional developments, investments, and human resources in agricultural R&D in low- and middle-income countries. The ASTI initiative is managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and involves collaborative alliances with many national and regional R&D agencies, as well as international institutions. The initiative is widely recognized as the most authoritative source of information on the support for and structure of agricultural R&D worldwide. (

The authors thank Nienke Beintema, Gert-Jan Stads, and Mark Rosegrant for their valuable comments on an earlier draft and Michelle Luijben for editing the brief. ASTI gratefully acknowledges the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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