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Jordan: ASTI–NCARE Country Factsheet (Arabic version)

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Jamal Alrusheidat, Raed Badwan, and Michael Rahija

Year:
2014

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International Food Policy Research Institute and National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension.

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Jordan

Despite the fact that Jordan’s agricultural R&D spending increased by nearly 40 percent during 2000– 2012, spending has not kept pace with rapid growth in agricultural GDP. As a result, the country’s agricultural research intensity ratio nearly halved during this period.

In 2007, Jordan’s main agricultural research agency at that time (NCARTT) was merged with the country’s agricultural extension department to form NCARE. The new center’s expanded mandate put a considerable strain on its scarce resources, including vehicles and equipment.

Notwithstanding a consider- able increase in the national number of agricultural researchers during 2000–2009, a widespread public-sector recruitment ban has caused researcher numbers at NCARE to decline in recent years.

Lebanon: ASTI–LARI Country Factsheet (Arabic version)

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Abir Abul Khoudoud, Raed Badwan, and Michael Rahija

Year:
2014

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International Food Policy Research Institute and Lebanon Agricultural Research Institute.

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Lebanon

Agricultural R&D spending in Lebanon increased by more than half during 2009–2012, following years of low investment stemming from political conflict and its aftermath.

The number of agricultural researchers employed at Lebanon’s two largest agricultural research agencies, LARI and LU’s Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, grew substantially during 2009–2012.

Women account for roughly half of all agricultural researchers in Lebanon, representing one of the highest shares among Arab nations. Notably, three of the four deans of Lebanon’s agricultural faculties are female.

Oman: ASTI–DGALR Country Factsheet (Arabic version)

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Saleem Nadaf, Raed Badwan, Hamid Galoub Ali, Ahmed Al-Bakri, and Michael Rahija

Year:
2014

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International Food Policy Research Institute and Directorate General of Agriculture and Livestock Research

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Oman

Based on increased government support, agricultural R&D spending rose by roughly one-third during 2007–2012. At 6.5 percent, Oman’s agricultural research intensity ratio (investment in agricultural research as a share of agricultural GDP) is among the highest in the world, but such high ratios are not uncommon in countries with small populations and relatively high per capita income.

The number of agricultural researchers employed at Oman’s main agricultural and fisheries research agencies, DGALR and DGFR, increased substantially during 2009–2012, although most of the new recruits were only qualified to the BSc-degree level.

In addition to large capital investments in agricultural research infrastructure, the government demonstrated its commitment to agricultural R&D through a number of important policy and institutional changes, including the 2011 establishment of TRC and the 2012 enactment of STIP.

Egypt: ASTI–ARC Country Factsheet (Arabic version)

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Hoda Moussa, and Raed Badwan

Year:
2015

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International Food Policy Research Institute and Agricultural Research Center.

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Egypt: ASTI–ARC Country Factsheet

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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.

(Yemen Factsheet Arabic)

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اجيهار لكيام و ،يزومرجلا ينعم ،ناودب دئار ،يبجشرلا ليلخ نمــيلا ،زداتس ناج تيرغ

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2014

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ىلع لوصحلا طار تشا نودب ةقيثولا هذه نم ءاز جأ مادختسا نكمي ،يعارزلا داشرلااو ثوحبلل ةماعلا ةئيهلاو ةيئاذغلا تاسايسلا ثوحبل يلودلا دهعملا

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للاخ نميلا يف ًايجيردت نييعارزلا  ّ نيثحابلا ددع ديازت ةيسيئرلا ةسسؤملا تمهاس .2009-2012 ةرتفلا ثوحبلل ةماعلا ةئيهلا يهو يعارزلا ريوطتلاو ثحبلل نم رثكأ فيظوتب )AREA( يعارزلا داشرلااو .2012 ماع نميلا يف نييعار زلا  ّ نيثحابلا عابرأ ةثلاث


ريوطتلاو ثحب َ لا تاسسؤم تيظح ،2005 ماع لبق  نم نيحناملا نم ريبك ليومتب نميلا يف يعارزلا ّ نكل ،فارطلأا ةددعتملاو ةيئانثلا تايقافتلاا للاخ تدأ يسايسلا رارقتسلاا مدع ةدايزو ،داسفلا يشفت .تقولا عم ليومتلا اذه بحس ىلإ

ضافخنا يف ةيندملا تابارطضلاا ديازت مهاس      يعارزلا  ّ ريوطتلاو ثحب َ لا ىلع قافنلإا للاخ نميلا يف )مخضتلا بسح لدعملا( .2009-2012 ةرتفلا

Maroc : ASTI–INRA Fiche d’information

Ces dernières années ont vu une reprise de la capacité de recherche agricole marocaine qui, par suite des nombreux départs en préretraite volontaire subventionnés par l’État en 2005 et en 2009, avait souffert de lourdes pertes de chercheurs, de techniciens et d’autre personnel.

La R&D agricole marocaine est principalement financée par le gouvernement national. Les dépenses de R&D agricole sont restées relativement constantes au cours de la période 2009-2012.

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Gert-Jan Stads, Abdelouahad Albalghitti et Raed Badwan
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2015
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Institut international de recherches sur les politiques alimentaires et Institut national de recherche agronomique.
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Tunisie : ASTI–IRESA Fiche d’information

En Tunisie, l’augmentation de l’effectif des chercheurs agricoles au cours des dernières années s’explique principalement par la création de quatre centres de recherche régionaux sous l’égide de l’IRESA, entité cadre de la R&D agricole tunisienne, et par un recrutement massif de chercheurs licenciés au sein d’un de ces centres, l’IRA.

Auteurs: 
Gert-Jan Stads, Aniss Ben Rayana, Jamel Berrbeh, Ahlem Laroussi et Raed Badwan
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2015
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Institut international de recherches sur les politiques alimentaires et Institution de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur agricoles.
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Tunisia: ASTI–IRESA Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Aniss Ben Rayana, Jamel Berrbeh, Ahlem Laroussi, and Raed Badwan

Year:
2015

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and Agricultural Research and Higher Education Institution.

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West Asia and North Africa

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Tunisia

The total number of agricultural researchers in Tunisia has grown rapidly in recent years, predominantly due to the establishment of four new regional research centers under the country’s overarching agricultural R&D entity, IRESA, and an influx of BSc-qualified researchers at IRA, one of the institutes under the IRESA umbrella.

Total agricultural research spending has not kept pace with high rates of inflation and rapid agricultural output growth over time; as a result, Tunisia’s agricultural research intensity ratio fell by half during 2002–2012.

Tunisia’s agricultural researchers are among the most highly qualified in West Asia and North Africa (in terms of degree levels), but half the researchers with PhD degrees were in their fifties or sixties as of 2012, and hence are approaching retirement age.

Egypt: ASTI–ARC Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Hoda Moussa, and Raed Badwan

Year:
2015

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and Agricultural Research Center.

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West Asia and North Africa

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Egypt

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.

Yemen: ASTI–AREA Country Factsheet

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Authors:
Gert-Jan Stads, Khalil Alsharjabi, Raed Badwan, Maeen Aljarmouzi, and Michael Rahija

Year:
2014

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute and Agricultural Research and Extension Authority (AREA)

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West Asia and North Africa

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Yemen

Growing civil unrest caused agricultural R&D spending in Yemen (adjusted for inflation) to fall considerably during 2009–2012.

Before 2005, Yemeni agricultural R&D agencies received a significant share of their funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, but widespread corruption, mismanagement of donor funds, and increased political instability have caused a withdrawal of this funding over time.

During 2009–2012, Yemen’s total number of agricultural researchers increased gradually. AREA, the country’s principal agricultural R&D agency, accounted for more than three-quarters of the nation’s agricultural researchers in 2012.

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