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Mauritania: ASTI–CNERV Country Factsheet

Mauritania: ASTI–CNERV Country Factsheet

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Version française

Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Souleymane Guèye, and Léa Vicky Magne Domgho

Year:
2014

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and National Livestock and Veterinary Research Center.

Publication category

Africa south of the Sahara

Related country page(s)
Mauritania

Compared with many other countries in West Africa, crop and livestock research play a relatively minor role in Mauritania given its arid climate. IMROP, which focuses on fisheries research, is the country’s largest agricultural R&D agency, accounting for close to two-thirds of Mauritania’s agricultural R&D spending in 2011.

Total agricultural R&D spending fluctuated considerably during 2001–2011. The 2013 renewal of the fisheries treaty between Mauritania and the EU is expected to have a positive impact on spending levels in the near future.

IMROP is relatively well- funded and resourced, but the main crop and livestock research centers (CNRADA and CNERV) and the higher education agencies lack sufficient funding and research staffing.