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Egypt: ASTI–ARC Country Factsheet

Egypt: ASTI–ARC Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Hoda Moussa, and Raed Badwan


International Food Policy Research Institute and Agricultural Research Center.

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West Asia and North Africa

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With more than 8,400 agricultural researchers in FTEs—most qualified to the PhD degree level—Egypt’s agricultural R&D system is among the world’s largest in terms of human resource capacity; of these researchers, three-quarters are employed at the country’s principal agricultural R&D agency, ARC.

Agricultural R&D spending grew by nearly a quarter during 2009–2012, mostly driven by higher salary- related expenses following large-scale staff recruitment by ARC.

Egypt’s research centers are currently being consolidated under the Ministry of Scientific Research’s Supreme Council of Scientific Research Centers and Institutes, with the goal of harmonizing activities.