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Agricultural R&D in Burkina Faso: an Assessment of the Environment and Agricultural Research Institute

Agricultural R&D in Burkina Faso: an Assessment of the Environment and Agricultural Research Institute

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Authors:
Hamidou Traoré, San Traoré, and Gert - Jan Stas

Year:
2014

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECAR)

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

Related country page(s)
Burkina Faso

During 2013–2014, ASTI, CORAF/WECARD, and national focal points carried out an in-depth assessment of the critical human, financial, and institutional capacity issues that INERA is facing. The assessment included a quantitative survey collecting information on human and financial resources, R&D infrastructure, and R&D outputs; a series of face-to-face interviews with selected research and managerial staff; and a staff motivation survey distributed to a selected group of researchers and managerial staff. This summary note highlights the trends and challenges that emerged from the data, structuring it within five broad areas: funding capacity, human resource capacity, research outputs, research-related infrastructure, and institutional conditions.