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We estimate global wheat losses over the past 50 years absent investments in research to limit impacts of stem rust and discuss how this can inform decisions about “right-sizing” research investments.
We draw attention to the limitations of their conceptual assumptions and the importance of niche shifts excluded from their analyses.
Here we present and discuss newly constructed long-run data on agricultural input and output aggregates for South Africa spanning most of the 20th century. Updated multi-factor productivity (MFP) measures for South Africa for the last half of the 20th century are also presented.
This article sets the background for an exciting new linkage between Australian and Africa-based scientists who will use NIR to enhance the safety and value of traditional African crops.
We use newly constructed state-specific data to explore the implications of common modeling choices for measures of research returns.
Insect pests and plant diseases reduce cassava yields substantially, posing a threat to food security throughout the developing world.
The use of mixtures of transgenic insecticidal seed and nontransgenic seed to provide an in-field refuge for susceptible insects in insect-resistance-management (IRM) plans has been considered for at
The twentieth century saw substantive shifts in the structure, funding and conduct of public agricultural research and development (R&D) and related regulatory and extension activities in South Africa. Following a long period of steady (and at times quite rapid) growth beginning in the early twentieth century, real spending on public agricultural R&D has essentially flat lined since the 1970s.