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Agricultural R&D Investments and Capacities in South America and Mexico
The objective of this operation is to analyze the investment, technical and institutional capacities of organizations involved in agricultural R&D in the region (including the government, higher-education, nonprofit, and for-profit private sectors), thus to contribute to improve the agricultural productivity of the sector. The specific objectives are to: (i) update and expand information on agricultural R&D investments; (ii) conduct analysis on the issues underlying agricultural R&D developments as well as institutional developments; and (iii) make the information available online and in various publications.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RG-T2270

Approval Date

August 26, 2013

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Subsector

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 385,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 385,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-13979-RG Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-13979-RG
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Preparation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1854871304-15
TC Abstract (RG-T2270) [37786585].PDF
Published May. 22, 2013
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