ASTI has compiled a detailed directory containing contact and website details of agricultural research agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa, including those from the government, nonprofit, and higher education sectors. The directory forms a unique repository that provides quick and easy access to a wealth of information on agricultural R&D agencies operating in the region. It is a product of a survey round conducted during 2009–10 by ASTI and national partners in which 370 agricultural R&D agencies from 31 African countries participated.
The complete directory can be accessed at http://www.asti.cgiar.org/pdf/ASTI-Directory-2011.pdf. The pdf directory also contains links to country website pages that provide more resources, including R&D capacity and investment data and ASTI publications. Country-level directories can be accessed from the country pages on the ASTI website. Simply select a country from the list of available Sub-Saharan African countries, and click on “Country Profile” to access the directory.
ASTI plans to keep the Africa directory updated and to improve its country coverage over the coming years. It also aims to release similar directories for other developing regions in the coming months.