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Agricultural Innovation: The United States in a Changing Global Reality

Publication Date: April, 2013

This report looks at the processes of agricultural innovation and the role of R&D in increasing agricultural productivity.

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Recalibrating the Reported Rates of Return to Food and Agricultural R&D

Publication Date: August, 2012

The purpose of this research was to reexamine past estimates of the rates of return to food and agricultural R&D in light of the MIRR to see if a similar pattern emerges across the literature.

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Global and US Trends in Agricultural R&D in a Global Food Security Setting

Publication Date: February, 2012

In recent decades, we have witnessed in most countries a slowdown in the rate of growth in spending on agricultural Research and Development (R&D) — especially R&D oriented to enhancing farm productivity.

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Agricultural Production, Productivity and R&D over the Past Half Century: An Emerging New World Order

Publication Date: January, 2012

Recent trends in farm productivity and food prices raise concerns about whether the era of global agricultural abundance is over.

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Agricultural Technologies to Feed Future Generations: Reasons to Revitalise

Publication Date: November, 2011

Since it is hard to imagine that present productivity trends can be revived without increased spending on agricultural R&D, it boils down to public policy decisions: Will G20 members play their part in sustainably ending global hunger in the decades to come, while also promoting continued prosperity in their own agricultural sectors?

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A Strategic Look at Global Wheat Production, Productivity and R&D Developments

Publication Date: January, 2011

The 20th century began with a rapid ramping up of national investments in and institutions engaged with research for food and agriculture.

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Agricultural R&D, Productivity and Global Food Security (PowerPoint)

Publication Date: January, 2011

Section Titles: A Century of Global Production, Global Productivity in the Long Run, Is Agricultural Productivity Growth Slowing?, R&D-Productivity Relationships, What's Been Happening to Food and Agricultural R&D Investments Globally?

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South African Agricultural R&D Investments: Sources, Structure, and Trends, 1910-2007

Publication Date: January, 2011

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.

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South African Agricultural R&D: Policies and Public Institutions, 1880–2007

Publication Date: January, 2011

In South Africa, government engagement in agricultural R&D and associated technical support services dates back to at least the 1880s.

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Indonesia: From Food Security to Market-Led Agricultural Growth

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter, I examine the sources of agricultural growth in Indonesia over the 45 years from 1961 to 2006. I use a growth accounting method to examine how resource expansion, technological improvements, commodity diversification, and human capital contributed to growth in real agricultural output.

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