Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors

Data for public and private funding of food and agricultural research and development cover the years 1970-2009 (public) and 1970-2007 (private). Data are available as nominal figures and adjusted for inflation.

Public funding is based on data from two sources:

Private funding estimates are constructed by ERS, based on the methodology presented in the ERS report

Research Investments and Market Structure in the Food Processing, Agricultural Input, and Biofuel Industries Worldwide

The research deflator (used to convert current dollars to real) is constructed by ERS, based on the methodology described in Pardey et al. (U.S. Agricultural Research Deflators: 1890-1985, University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics Staff Paper P87-25, 1987).

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Agricultural Research Funding in the Public and Private Sectors
Data for public and private funding of food and agricultural research and development cover the years 1970-2009 (public) and 1970-2007 (private). Data are available as nominal figures and adjusted for inflation. 3/26/2012