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Chad: ASTI–ITRAD Country Factsheet

Chad: ASTI–ITRAD Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Moundibaye Allarangaye, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho


International Food Policy Research Institute and Chadian Institute of Agricultural Research for Development.

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Africa south of the Sahara

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Chad’s government is highly committed to funding agricultural R&D, such that the country’s research intensity ratio is close to the 1-percent target recommended by NEPAD and the United Nations. Unlike most West and Central African countries, donor funding is negligible.

The number of researchers employed at ITRAD, the main agricultural research agency in the country, increased rapidly in recent years, although this growth was largely among researchers qualified to the MSc- and BS-degree levels.

The bulk of Chad’s PhD-qualified agricultural scientists are employed at the University of N’Djamena; they conduct very little research because most of their time is taken up with teaching.