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Returns to Food and Agricultural R&D Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1975–2014

Publication Date: November, 2016

Research-enabled growth in agricultural productivity is pivotal to sub-Saharan Africa’s overall economic growth prospects.

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Weather Risk: How Does It Change the Yield Benefits of Nitrogen Fertilizer and Improved Maize Varieties in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Publication Date: October, 2016

The purpose of this research was to explore how weather risk affects the value of nitrogen fertilizer use and improved seed variety adoption to Sub-Saharan African (SSA) maize farmers.

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The Landscape of Farming: An Exploration of Spatial Bio-Economic Characterization Approaches

Publication Date: November, 2015

This dissertation consists of three inter-related but standalone papers focused on the theme of measuring the spatial, bio-economic attributes of production agriculture.

Rethinking Yield Gaps

Publication Date: April, 2015

We clarify the terminology surrounding yield gaps, show that closing yield gaps is not necessarily economic, and conclude that food security will be better served by policies that directly enhance the productive capacity of agriculture to supply affordable food efficiently and sustainably.

Moving Matters: The Effect of Location on Crop Production

Publication Date: March, 2015

Our new spatial output indexes show that 16 to 21 percent of the increase in U.S. corn output over the 128 years beginning in 1879 was attributable to spatial movement in production.

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Essays on Agricultural Production, Risk, and Productivity

Publication Date: February, 2015

This dissertation takes two different research perspectives to address the central theme of agricultural production and productivity.

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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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World Food Futures to 2050

Publication Date: November, 2014

Sustainably feeding the world’s still growing, increasingly richer, more urbanized and overall (but not equally, everywhere) ageing population during the decades ahead will still be a tall order. These projections indicate the task is doable, but by no means is complacency in order.

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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.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Research

Measuring the Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Research in Sub-Saharan Africa from the Perspectives of Varietal Output, Adoption, and Change: 20 Crops, 30 Countries, and 1150 Cultivars in Farmers’ Fields

Publication Date: July, 2014

A synthesis report on the results of a CGIAR project: Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) Project – the first major study to focus on the diffusion of improved crop varieties

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