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Bolivia: ASTI–INIAF Country Factsheet

Bolivia: ASTI–INIAF Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Sandra Perez, Félix Marza, and Nienke Beintema


International Food Policy Research Institute and National Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Research Innovation.

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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Large spending increases at INIAF coupled with considerable decreases at most other agricultural R&D agencies caused Bolivia’s agricultural research spending levels to remain stagnant in inflation-adjusted terms during 2009–2013.

At only 11 percent, Bolivia’s share of PhD-qualified agricultural researchers is among the lowest in South America.

Compared with most countries in South America, Bolivia’s agricultural R&D system is highly dependent on funding from donors and development banks.