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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.
Production and productivity developments in South Africa have regional consequences:
South Africa’s agricultural economy accounted for 43.1% of the agricultural GDP of
We use newly constructed state-specific data to explore the implications of common modeling choices for measures of research returns.
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.
In South Africa, government engagement in agricultural R&D and associated technical support services dates back to at least the 1880s.
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.