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Chile: ASTI–INIA Country Factsheet

Chile: ASTI–INIA Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Sandra Perez, Carlos Covarrubias, and Nienke Beintema


International Food Policy Research Institute and Institute for Agricultural Research

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Latin America and the Caribbean

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Chile’s overall number of agricultural researchers has gradually increased in recent years. Agricultural R&D expenditures grew rapidly during 2006–2008, but have stagnated from 2009 onwards.

In 2013, Chile invested 1.65 percent of its AgGDP in agricultural research, which is the second highest level in Latin America after Brazil.

INIA remains, by far, Chile’s largest agricultural R&D agency, accounting for 45 percent of the country’s agricultural researchers. A number of nonprofit agencies have been established over the past decade, and their role in national agricultural R&D has become increasingly important.