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Cabo-Verde: ASTI–INIDA Country Factsheet - Portuguese version

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Authors:
Léa Vicky Magne Domgho, Antonio Fortes e Kathleen Flaherty

Year:
2017

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute e Instituto Nacional e Investigação e Desenvolvimento Agrário

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

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Cabo Verde

Diminuição das despesas

A despesa com a investigação agrária em Cabo Verde diminuiu entre 2012 e 2014 devido a cortes no orçamento do governo e à conclusão de um grande projeto de investigação cofi-nanciado pela União Europeia. Embora a despesa do país com a investigação agrária como proporção do PIBAg (de 0,95 por cento em 2014) seja bastante superior à média dos países africanos, é necessário um investimento considerável para desenvolver a capacidade e o equipamento laboratorial.

Capacidade limitada

Até 2012, o INIDA era a única instituição de investigação agrária em Cabo Verde. Desde 2014, o instituto ainda representa 94 por cento de todos os investigadores agrários do país (em equivalentes a tempo inteiro, ETI). Contudo, o INIDA emprega somente 21 investigadores equivalentes a tempo inteiro, dos quais apenas 2 são Doutorados. Portanto, o instituto tem falta de massa crítica de investigadores agrários qualificados para poder realizar efetivamente o seu mandato de investigação. Limitações de financiamento impedem o recrutamento de novos cientistas. Além disto, o mais preocupante é o facto de a maior parte dos investigadores ter uma idade da ordem dos 50 e 60 anos.

Nova instituição de educação

No final de 2011, e através de uma transferência do Centro de Formação Agrária do INIDA, foi criada na Universidade de Cabo Verde a Escola de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais. Desde 2014, contudo, a Escola empregou menos de dois investigadores agrários (em ETI). No entanto, criou-se uma forte colaboração entre o INIDA e a Escola, tanto em termos de investigação, como de formação. O trabalho dos investigadores Doutorados da Escola incide sobre sociologia e desenvolvimento rural.

Financiamento da investigação

O financiamento por doadores aumentou significativamente em 2012, com o lançamento do projeto de recuperação da cultura da banana na ilha de Santiago, cofinanciado pela União Europeia. O projeto de investigação de dois anos, no valor de 600.000 euros, financiou a investigação de novas variedades de banana e de ananás. Em geral, o financiamento de doadores é atribuído aos custos operacionais e do programa e a investimentos de capital. As despesas relativas a salários são suportadas pelo Governo e, por isso, não são afetadas por flutuações no financiamento de doadores.

Cabo-Verde: ASTI–INIDA Country Factsheet

ASTI publicaiton cover

Authors:
Léa Vicky Magne Domgho, Antonio Fortes, and Kathleen Flaherty

Year:
2017

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and National Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

Related country page(s)
Cabo Verde

Declining spending

Agricultural research spending in Cabo Verde declined between 2012 and 2014 due to government budget cuts and the completion of a large research project cofinanced by the European Union. Although the country’s agricultural research spending as a share of AgGDP (at 0.95 percent in 2014) is well above the African average, considerable investment is needed for capacity building and laboratory equipment.

Limited capacity

Until 2012, INIDA was the only agency in Cabo Verde conducting agricultural research. As of 2014, the institute still accounted for 94 percent of the country’s total agricultural researchers (in FTEs). Nevertheless, INIDA only employs 21 FTE researchers of which only 2 are PhD-qualified. Hence, the institute lacks a critical mass of qualified agricultural researchers to effectively carry out its research mandate. Funding constraints impede the recruitment of new scientists. In addition, and of most concern, the institute’s pool of researchers are mostly in their 50s and 60s.

New education agency

Through a transfer of the Agricultural Formation Center from INIDA, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was established at the University of Cabo Verde at the end of 2011. As of 2014, however, the college employed less than 2 agricultural researchers (in FTEs). Nevertheless, a strong collaborative relationship has been established between INIDA and the College, both in terms of research and training. PhD-qualified faculty at the College focus on rural sociology and development.

Research funding

Donor funding to INIDA increased significantly in 2012 with the launch of the banana crop recovery project on Santiago island, cofinanced by the European Union. The two-year, 600,000 euro project funded research on new banana and pineapple varieties. Generally, donor funding is allocated to operating and program costs, and to capital investments. Salary-related expenses are supported by the government and hence are not affected by fluctuations in donor funding.

Instituto Nacional de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Agrário (INIDA)

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Cabo-Verde: ASTI–INIDA Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Antonio Fortes, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho

Year:
2014

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and National Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

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Cabo Verde

INIDA is the only agency involved in agricultural R&D in Cabo Verde. Despite an increase in the number of MSc-qualified researchers in recent years, the institute lacks a critical mass of PhD-qualified researchers.

Agricultural R&D spending increased gradually between 2009 and 2011. Although Cabo Verde’s 2011 agricultural R&D intensity ratio (at 1.12 percent) was well above the African average—which is not uncommon for a small, arid country—more investment is needed, particularly in staff training and upgrades to research laboratories.

Although the University of Cabo Verde plays an important role in training agricultural scientists, the country’s higher education sector is not involved in agricultural R&D.


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