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Uruguay: ASTI–INIA Country Factsheet

Uruguay: ASTI–INIA Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Sandra Perez, Isabel Bortagaray, José Bervejillo, Miguel Sierra, and Nienke Beintema

Year:
2016

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and National Agricultural Research Institute

Publication category

Latin America and the Caribbean

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Uruguay

As of 2013, the higher education sector accounted for about half of all the agricultural researchers employed in Uruguay, but the country’s primary agricultural research institute, INIA, was responsible for two-thirds of the country’s agricultural R&D expenditures.

Despite erratic yearly fluctuations stemming from the fact that INIA’s funding is tied to the total value of the country’s agricultural production, total spending on agricultural R&D in Uruguay increased during 2006–2013.

Uruguay’s agricultural research system compares favorably with those of many other Latin American countries on a number of key indicators, including spending as a share of AgGDP, the number of researchers per 100,000 farmers, and the share of female researchers with PhD degrees.