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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 globalExpand
Fertilizer use and maize production in Sub-Saharan Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, greater use of mineral fertilizers is crucial to increasing food production and slowing the rate of environmental degradation. Regional growth rates in fertilizer consumptionExpand
Maize of the Ancestors and Modern Varieties: The Microeconomics of High-Yielding Variety Adoption in Malawi
Farmer adoption of seed/fertilizer technology can be characterized in terms of several interrelated choices. One choice is whether to adopt only seed, only fertilizer, or both components of theExpand
Past and potential impacts of maize research in sub-Saharan Africa: a critical assessment
Abstract Over the past twenty years, research progress in maize, the single most important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa, has been comparable to progress in other primarily smallholder maizeExpand
The Contribution of Genetic Resources and Diversity to Wheat Production in the Punjab of Pakistan
Recent criticisms of the “green revolution” wheats concern the effects of their popularity on crop diversity and the consequences for productivity and conservation. We use a Just-Pope productionExpand
Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurement, Trends, and Drivers
U.S. agricultural output more than doubled between 1948 and 2011, with growth averaging 1.49 percent per year. With little growth in total measured use of agricultural inputs, the extraordinaryExpand
Maize technology in Malawi: A green revolution in the making? CIMMYT Research Report No
Maize technology in Malawi: A green revolution in the making , Maize technology in Malawi: A green revolution in the making , مرکز فناوری اطلاعات و اطلاع رسانی کشاورزی
An Analytical Model of Farmers' Demand for Replacement Seed
Seed replacement choices differ from decisions about other inputs, such as fertilizer, because the farmer can reproduce seed. Assumptions about rates of improvement in yield potential andExpand