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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.
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.
We use newly constructed state-specific data to explore the implications of common modeling choices for measures of research returns.
The 20th century began with a rapid ramping up of national investments in and institutions engaged with research for food and agriculture.
Over the past 50 years and longer, the supply of food commodities has grown faster than the effective market demand, in spite of increasing population and per capita incomes.
This article develops a framework to examine the ex ante benefits of transgenic research on drought in eight low-income countries, including the benefits to producers and consumers from farm income stabilization and the potential magnitude of private sector profits from intellectual property rights (IPRs).
Agricultural research has transformed agriculture and in doing so contributed to the transformation of economies.
As a result of agricultural intensification, more food is produced today than needed to feed the entire world population and at prices that have never been so low.