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Gary Alex

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2021

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This review complements a data set of estimates of USAID funding for agricultural research, extension, and education over the period 1950 to 2017. For most of this period, agriculture was a priority investment area for USAID as a means of preventing famine, spurring economic growth, reducing rural poverty, promoting political stability, and conserving natural resources. Agricultural research, extension, and education together came to be considered the core of the agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS), key to innovation necessary to increase production and productivity.

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Gert-Jan Stads, Alejandro Nin Pratt, Norah Omot, and Nguyen Thi Pham

Year:

2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute, Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

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Southeast Asia made considerable progress in building and strengthening its agri­cultural R&D capacity during 2000–2017. All of the region’s countries reported higher numbers of agricultural researchers, improvements in their average qualification lev­els, and higher shares of women participating in agricultural R&D. In contrast, regional agricultural research spending remained stagnant, despite considerable growth in agricultural output over time.

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Nienke Beintema, Alejandro Nin Pratt, and Gert-Jan Stads

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2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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After a decade of sluggish growth in the 1990s, global agricultural research spending grew by 50 percent during 2000–2016, mostly driven by China and other large middle-income countries. Concurrently, spending in high- income countries stalled, ending the period with negative growth, while global investments by the private-for profit sector doubled. These trends caused the middle-income country share of total global investments to increase from 40 to 58 percent during the 2000–2016 period.

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Nienke M. Beintema and Ruben G. Echeverría

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2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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The global health crisis due to Covid-19—with its poverty and food security implications, combined with ongoing food system, climate change, and ecosystem sustainability challenges—only reinforces the need for a robust international public research system focusing on applied agricultural research. Given its half century of historically recorded achievements through a broad network of global partnerships, the CGIAR will be well positioned to address these challenges, assuming it receives the necessary levels of funding to do so.

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Nienke Beintema

Year:

2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the inception of ASTI. To highlight this important milestone, the program released a Series of Notes focusing on—and updating—some of the key advancements and insights ASTI data have enabled in the past 20 years. This note focuses on the evolution of women’s participation in agricultural research.

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Nienke Beintema

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2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the inception of ASTI. To highlight this important milestone, the program released a Series of Notes focusing on—and updating—some of the key advancements and insights ASTI data have enabled in the past 20 years. This note focuses on the prevalence of volatility in long-term funding (and hence spending) trends, largely stemming from high levels of donor dependence.

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Nienke Beintema

Year:

2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the inception of ASTI. To highlight this important milestone, the program released a Series of Notes focusing on—and updating—some of the key advancements and insights ASTI data have enabled in the past 20 years. This note focuses on the challenge in many countries, particularly in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA), of disproportionate shares of PhD-qualified researchers in their 50s and 60s.

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Nienke Beintema

Year:

2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the inception of ASTI. To highlight this important milestone, the program released a Series of Notes focusing on—and updating—some of the key advancements and insights ASTI data have enabled in the past 20 years. This note focuses on the prevalence of underinvestment in agricultural research among developing countries, especially those with small- to medium-size research systems.

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Nienke Beintema

Year:

2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the inception of ASTI. To highlight this important milestone, the program released a Series of Notes focusing on—and updating—some of the key advancements and insights ASTI data have enabled in the past 20 years. This note focuses on the allocation of agricultural research resources, in terms of financial investment and researchers’ time, to different commodities and lines of research.

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Gert-Jan Stads, Pham Thi Nguyen, Tran Danh Suu, Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Pham Thi Xuan, Norah Omot, and Nguyen Van Bo

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2020

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International Food Policy Research Institute, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions, and Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

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The Vietnam country brief presents key agricultural R&D indicators in a highly accessible visual display. The brief also features more in-depth analysis of some of the key challenges that the country’s agricultural R&D systems are facing, and the policy options to address these challenges. It presents various future agricultural research investment scenarios and how these are projected to affect agricultural productivity growth.

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