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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.

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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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.

What Is the Irrigation Potential for Africa? A Combined Biophysical and Socioeconomic Approach

Publication Date: December, 2011

"This paper analyzes the large, dam-based and small-scale irrigation investment potential in Africa based on agronomic, hydrologic, and economic factors. We find significant profitable irrigation potential for both small-scale and large-scale systems."

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.

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.

Food Commodity Prices in the Long Run: The Crucial Role of Agricultural Research and Productivity

Publication Date: December, 2010

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.

Agricultural Research, Productivity, and Food Prices in the Long Run

Publication Date: September, 2009
This article documents a slowdown in growth of agricultural productivity and grain yields. If this persists, it may cause profound implications for food prices in the future.

Ex Ante Analysis of the Benefits of Transgenic Drought Tolerance Research on Cereal Crops in Low-income Countries

Publication Date: July, 2009

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 Production and Productivity in Canada

Publication Date: January, 2009

Both the study of Canadian crop yields and the analysis of total factor productivity growth in the crops sector in the prairie region of western Canada indicate a slow-down of productivity growth in crop production since 1990.

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