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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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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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The Economic Returns to U.S. Public Agricultural Research

Publication Date: November, 2011

We use newly constructed state-specific data to explore the implications of common modeling choices for measures of research returns.

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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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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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Crop Production and Road Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis

Publication Date: July, 2010

This study examines the relationship between transport infrastructure and agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS).

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Reassessing International Research for Food and Agriculture

Publication Date: March, 2010

The 20th Century began with a rapid ramping up of national investments in and institutions engaged with research for food and agriculture. Private philanthropic organizations launched agricultural R&D initiatives around the middle of the century to spur technical change in poor-country agriculture.

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The Economics of Innovation and Technical Change in Agriculture

Publication Date: January, 2010

Innovation in agriculture differs from innovation elsewhere in the economy in several important ways. In this chapter we highlight differences arising from (a) the atomistic nature of agricultural production, (b) the spatial specificity of agricultural technologies and the implications for spatial spillovers and the demand for adaptive research, and (c) the role of coevolving pests and diseases and changing weather and climate giving rise to demands for maintenance research, and other innovations that reduce the susceptibility of agricultural production to these uncontrolled factors.

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Crop Production and Road Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Analysis

Publication Date: February, 2009

This study adopts a cross-sectional spatial approach to examine the impact of transport infrastructure on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa using new data obtained from geographic information systems (GIS).

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