Benchmarking R&D indicators across Africa

Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)

After a decade of stagnation during the 1990s, total agricultural R&D spending (excl. private for-profit sector) in Africa South of the Sahara (SSA) grew by about one-third in real terms, from $1.8 billion in 2000 to $2.3 billion in 2011, measured in constant 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) dollars, but levels varied considerably across countries. Only Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda spent more than $100 million on agricultural R&D in 2011, but about one third of the region’s countries spent less than $10 million each.

Africa South of the Sahara (SSA) Benchmarking Tool