The ASTI (Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators) dataset contains open-access data and analysis on agricultural research investment and capacity in low and middle-income countries. This information is fundamental to understanding the contribution of agricultural science and technology (S&T) to agricultural growth. Indicators derived from such information allow the performance, inputs, and outcomes of agricultural S&T systems to be measured, monitored, and benchmarked. These indicators assist S&T stakeholders in formulating policy, setting priorities, and undertaking strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation. They also provide information to governments, policy research institutes, universities, and private-sector organizations involved in public debate on the state of agricultural S&T.

Total number of agricultural researchers measured in full-time equivalent (FTE).

Measurement unit: 
FTE

Total number of agricultural researchers measured in full-time equivalent (FTE) per 100'000 farmers.

Measurement unit: 
FTE/100'000 farmers

Total spending for agricultural reserch measured in 2011 PPP$.

Measurement unit: 
PPP$ 2011

Total spending for agricultural reserch measured measured as a share of the value added from agriculture, forestry and fishing activities

Measurement unit: 
Percentage
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