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Senegal: ASTI–ISRA Country Factsheet

Senegal: ASTI–ISRA Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Léa Vicky Magne Domgho, Lamine Gaye, and Louis Sène


International Food Policy Research Institute and Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute.

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Africa south of the Sahara

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Agricultural R&D spending remained relatively constant during 2000–2011. Recent government reforms and the launch of the second phase of WAAPP (2013–2017) are expected to enhance future spending levels.
The number of agricultural researchers employed at ISRA and at ITA has steadily declined in recent years, while researcher numbers in the higher education sector have increased.

The private sector plays an important role in agricultural R&D in Senegal compared with most countries of West Africa; in 2011, private companies accounted for 16 percent of the total number of (public and private) agricultural researchers.