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Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators

Trends in Asian Agricultural R&D

Photo - Testing new rice varieties in Vietnam - CIAT photos

Since 2000, Asia has recorded rapid growth in agricultural research spending. Most of the growth in regional spending was driven by China, followed by India and Indonesia. Visit the Asia regional report.

Release of two analytical papers on SSA’s agricultural growth

Two recently released IFPRI discussion papers offer new possible explanations for the puzzling phenomenon of agricultural growth in SSA. Although Africa south of the Sahara has significantly improved its agricultural performance since the mid-1990s, debate is ongoing as to whether the region will be able to withstand this growth in the coming years. The region’s agricultural productivity growth continues to lag behind the rest of the world; growth in cereal yields is still low in almost all countries; and fertilizer use remains minimal. Visit the blog.

Benchmarking tools for
SSA
and WANA

Benchmarking SSA

Tools allow for cross-country comparisons and rankings of key spending and researcher indicators in Africa south of the Sahara and West Asia and North Africa.

Latest interactive country pages

New Country pages

Pages feature national agricultural researcher capacity, investment, and institutional indicators and trends.