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Indonesia: ASTI–IAARD Country Brief

Indonesia: ASTI–IAARD Country Brief

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Authors:
Stads, Gert-Jan; Haryono; Nurjayanti, Siti

Year:
2007

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); and Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD)

Publication category

Asia and the Pacific

In 2005, agriculture accounted for 15 percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), down from 45 percent in 1970. Despite this decline, agriculture still represents an important input to the national economy and an important livelihood for the rural population. In fact, the vast majority of Indonesia’s rural poor depend   on agriculture for employment and income as well as their own food supply. Consequently, agricultural research and development (R&D) is given priority by the Indonesian government.

This brief provides an overview of the major investment trends in agricultural research in Indonesia since the mid-1990s, drawing on a new set of data developed through a comprehensive survey by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD).