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Argentina: ASTI–INTA Country Factsheet

Argentina: ASTI–INTA Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Sandra Perez, Cristian Zuchini, and Nienke Beintema


International Food Policy Research Institute and National Agricultural Technology Institute

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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Knowledge and innovation became national priorities in Argentina with the 2007 establishment of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the 2009 upgrade of the Secretariat for Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries into a Ministry, after which the country’s agricultural research expenditures grew markedly.

The number of agricultural researchers rose by more than half during 2006–2013; however, the majority of new recruits at INTA and higher education agencies hold BSc degrees only.

Argentina ranks very high among Latin American countries in terms of agricultural R&D spending as a share of agricultural GDP, agricultural researchers per capita, and the share of female agricultural researchers.