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Productivity growth and technology capital in the global agricultural economy.
The chapters of this volume have presented some of the latest and most comprehensive assessments of productivity growth for agriculture in various countries and regions of the world. As reviewed in
Adoption of Agricultural Production Practices: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Area Studies Project
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Area Studies Project was designed to characterize the extent of adoption of nutrient, pest, soil, and water management practices and to assess the factors that
Research Investments and Market Structure in the Food Processing, Agricultural Input, and Biofuel Industries Worldwide
Meeting growing global demand for food, fiber, and biofuel requires robust investment in agricultural research and development (R&D) from both public and private sectors. This study examines global
Economic and Environmental Implications of Soil Nitrogen Testing: A Switching-Regression Analysis
A simultaneous equations, or "switching-regression," model is developed to assess the impact of soil nitrogen (N) testing on N fertilizer use, crop yields, and net returns in corn growing areas of
Is a slowdown in agricultural productivity growth contributing to the rise in commodity prices
A slowdown in the rate of agricultural productivity growth is thought by many observers to be contributing to the recent rise in agricultural prices. In this article I decompose sources of output
Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains low and is falling farther behind other regions of the world. Although agricultural output growth in the region has accelerated since the
Accounting for growth in global agriculture
Rising prices of agricultural commodities have renewed concerns about constraints to agricultural productivity. To assess productivity trends, total factor productivity (TFP) is generally preferred
Agricultural Research and Development: Public and Private Investments Under Alternative Markets and Institutions
mpirical studies indicate high economic returns from the public's investment in agricultural research. Yet, even as society is placing broader demands on the research system, taxpayer support for
Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective
1. Introduction to Productivity Growth in Agriculture Part I: Agricultural Productivity in Developed and Transition Countries 2. Accounting for the Impact of Local Public Goods in U.S. Agricultural