Sustainable Economic Development

Agricultural R&D Policy and Long-Run Food Security

Publication Date: January, 2015

Section Titles: Introduction, Returns to Agricultural R&D, A New World Order for Agricultural R&D Spending, Prices and Productivity: Longer Term Patterns and Prospects, Implications of Alternative Pr

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Returns to Food and Agricultural R&D Investments Worldwide, 1958-2011

Publication Date: November, 2014

The apparent disconnect between the evidence of high rates of return and slowing growth in public R&D spending begs the simple, but important question: Why?

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A Bounds Analysis of World Food Futures: Global Agriculture Through to 2050

Publication Date: October, 2014

The notion that global agricultural output needs to double by 2050 is oft repeated.

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Global Food Security - Introduction

Publication Date: October, 2014

This is the introduction to seven papers that look at different aspects of food production, consumption, trade and nutrition.

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Mononychellus tanajoa: (Cassava Green Mite)

Publication Date: October, 2014

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution

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Re-examining the Reported Rates of Return to Food and Agricultural Research and Development

Publication Date: October, 2014

At odds with a vast body of economic evidence reporting exceptionally high rates of return to investments in agricultural research and development (R&D), growth in public R&D spending for food and agriculture has slowed in numerous, especially rich, countries worldwide. The observed R&D spending behavior is consistent with a determination that the reported rates of return are perceived as implausible by policy makers. We examine this notion by scrutinizing 2,242 investment evaluations reported in 372 separate studies from 1958 to 2011.

Busseola fusca

Busseola fusca (African Stem Borer)

Publication Date: September, 2014

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution

Cicadulina mbila

Cicadulina mbila (Naudé): (Maize Leafhopper)

Publication Date: September, 2014
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Striga asiatica: (Witchweed)

Publication Date: September, 2014

Section Titles: Background Information, Introduction, Known Distribution, Description and Biology, Host Crops and Other Plants, Potential Distribution

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