News Ghana published an article about the launch of the fifth phase of the ASTI program. This phase is based on three components, says the Council, citing data collection, data analysis, and outreach. They will also explore ways to embed ASTI evidence in broader agricultural policy decision-making processes. The ASTI program is an initiative of IFPRI that aims to provide information to stakeholders and generate knowledge on the inputs, performance, and outcomes of agricultural research and development systems in low and middle-income countries. It focuses on helping to build a solid foundation for long-term monitoring of agricultural research and development investments and capacities for increased productivity. The initiative is meant to provide the necessary information to promote an understanding of the status and direction of national agricultural research systems in developing countries.