Agro-Business R&D in Central America

Data and Analysis about the Operation and Financing of Agricultural Research and Development in Central America.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In the final chapter of this report, which was produced by the International Institute of Research in Nutrition Policies (IFPRI) and the Pan-american Institute of Cooperation for Agriculture (IICA), the following is expressed:

"Conclusions and Policy Implications"

"Though Central American countries share many cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, important national differences exist that are of interest for agro-business R&D. In countries such as Guatemala and El Salvador, agro-business R&D is concentrated primarily in governmental agencies while most of the research that is carried out in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica is carried out by institutions of higher education. Furthermore, the non-governmental sector, which includes entities from the production side, plays a significant role in the work of agro-business R&D in Honduras and Costa Rica.

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