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Burundi: ASTI–ISABU Country Factsheet

Burundi: ASTI–ISABU Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Léonidas Ndimurirwo, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho


International Food Policy Research Institute and Institute of Agricultural Science of Burundi.

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Africa south of the Sahara

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The numbmber of agricultural researchers increased rapidly between 2008 and 2011 due to a substantial influx of young scientists at ISABU and the return to Burundi of a large number of professors from universities abroad.

The overall quality of agricultural R&D capacity remains very weak in terms of the number of agricultural researchers qualified to the PhD-degree level.
Following a period of growth, reduced government and donor support caused overall spending levels in Burundi to decline during 2008–2011.