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Guinea: ASTI–IRAG Country Factsheet

Guinea: ASTI–IRAG Country Factsheet

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Gert-Jan Stads, Famoï Béavogui, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho


International Food Policy Research Institute and Guinean Agricultural Research Institute

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Africa south of the Sahara

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Agricultural R&D spending levels have gradually risen since 2008 due to increased government support.

The number of agricultural researchers has also increased steadily in recent years; however, two-thirds of the country’s researchers only hold BSc degrees, and many PhD-qualified researchers are approaching retirement age.

Accounting for just 4 percent of researchers, women are severely underrepresented in agricultural R&D in Guinea, especially given that the country’s agricultural labor force is predominantly female.