Knowledge for Development

Benchmarking agricultural research indicators across Asia–Pacific


Date: 17/12/2013


This ASTI report by IFPRI presents econometric data on total public agricultural R&D spending in Asia–Pacific and related agricultural research indicators over the period ranging from 1996 to 2008. The only ACP country included in the sample is Papua New Guinea, where public agricultural R&D spending decreased by almost half over the study period (so too did the share of AgGDP spent on R&D). Nevertheless, more researchers have been hired by National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), and in 2010, more women researchers worked there than in 2002 (though the absolute share of women scientists decreased). Almost 30% of PNG’s agricultural scientists employed in the public sector are aged 31 or under.   

(ASTI IFPRI, 07/2013)

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