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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.

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Global Food Security - Introduction

Publication Date: October, 2014

This is the introduction to seven papers that look at different aspects of food production, consumption, trade and nutrition.

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Agriculture in the Global Economy

Publication Date: January, 2014

In this article, we first discuss how the high-income countries like the United States represent a declining share of global agricultural output while middle-income countries like China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia represent a rising share. We then look at the differing patterns of agricultural inputs across countries and the divergent productivity paths taken by their agricultural sectors.

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Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development: Revealing Agriculture's Place in Africa

Publication Date: January, 2014

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development presents a broad range of geospatial data that relate to strategic agriculture policy, investment, and planning issues.

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Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

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Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

This study compares the effects that different technologies have on crop yields and resource use, particularly arable area, water, and nutrients.

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Food Security: Yield Gap

Publication Date: January, 2014

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.

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2014: Innovation in Family Farming

Publication Date: January, 2014

This report analyses family farms and the role of innovation in ensuring global food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.

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Agricultural R&D and Food Security of the Poor

Publication Date: September, 2013

Agricultural R&D accomplished a great deal in the 20th century, especially during the past 50 years. The resulting innovations have reduced poverty and improved the food security of the poor by helping to make food much more abundant and cheaper and reducing the vulnerability of the poor to food price shocks.

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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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