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Republic of Congo: ASTI–DGRST Country Factsheet

Republic of Congo: ASTI–DGRST Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Grégoire Bani, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho

Year:
2014

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and General Delegation of Scientific and Technical Research.

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

Related country page(s)
Congo, Rep.

Agricultural R&D spending increased steadily after the post- 2000 return of peace; however, spending levels stagnated during 2008–2011 and remain well below pre-war levels.
 
Agriculultural research capacity at the centers administered by DGRST has gradually decreased since 2000 because a large number of researchers have retired and a long-term public-sector hiring freeze is in place.
 
Agricucultural research in Congo is primarily funded by the national government; donor funding is modest by comparison with the levels many other African countries receive.