Share of agricultural research
Particularly since 2005, the share of agricultural research in total expenditure (by the
German funding priorities) has been constantly increasing from 1.75% to 4.2% of total
expenditure in 2012. Opposed to that, the share of governmental agricultural expenditure
(GOVERD+HERD) in total governmental GERD data decreased from over 5% in the early
1990s to 2.6% in 2012.
The reason for this divergence of data on actual (agricultural) research expenditure has
been explained (communication with BMBF 2014) by the application of different
categorization of expenditure.
GBAORD data since the 1980’s show an upward trend of government expenditure Opposed
to the decreasing share of agriculture in GERD explained above; GBAORD share for
agriculture (NABS 92: NBS06 – Agricultural production and technology and NBS1107 –
Agricultural sciences; NABS 07: NABS08 – Agriculture) has been steadily increasing from
around 2% in the early 1980s to just below 3% in 2012.