Bolivia: ASTI–INIAF Country Factsheet
Gert-Jan Stads, Sandra Perez, Félix Marza, and Nienke Beintema
International Food Policy Research Institute and National Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Research Innovation.
Large spending increases at INIAF coupled with considerable decreases at most other agricultural R&D agencies caused Bolivia’s agricultural research spending levels to remain stagnant in inflation-adjusted terms during 2009–2013.
At only 11 percent, Bolivia’s share of PhD-qualified agricultural researchers is among the lowest in South America.
Compared with most countries in South America, Bolivia’s agricultural R&D system is highly dependent on funding from donors and development banks.