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Honduras: ASTI–DICTA Country Factsheet

Honduras: ASTI–DICTA Country Factsheet

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Sandra Perez, Narcizo Meza, Nienke Beintema, and Kathleen Flaherty


International Food Policy Research Institute and Directorate of Science and Agricultural Technology.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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Public agricultural spending levels and researcher numbers grew by about 25 percent during 2006–2012 due to substantial increases in funding and staff at DICTA, the country’s main government agricultural research agency.

At just 0.17 percent in 2012, the country’s agricultural research intensity ratio (that is, agricultural R&D spending as a share of agricultural GDP) is extremely low.

Given limited government support to agricultural R&D in Honduras, nongovernmental agencies play an important role. FHIA, the country’s largest agricultural R&D agency, is funded through a combination of interest from an endowment fund, donor contributions, and revenues from the provision of laboratory and
other services.