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Public and private agriculture research and development spending by region, 2000
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Investments in agricultural research and development (R&D) are still growing, but the growth rate declined during the 1990s. In addition, investment trends among countries have increasingly diverged. Investment in publicly funded agricultural R&D in many industrialized countries has stalled or declined and has become a small proportion of total spending on science and technology (S&T).