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.

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.

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?

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.

Introduction and Overview

Publication Date: January, 2010

This chapter is the introduction and overview of the book "The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide," edited by Julian M. Alston, Bruce A. Babcock, and Philip G. Pardey.

Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean

Publication Date: January, 2010

This volume offers substantive clarification of the proper roles for public agricultural research and development (R&D) throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and introduces an analytical framework for assessing cross-country collective action in funding and carrying out research.

The Agricultural Sector in Argentina: Major Trends and Recent Developments

Publication Date: January, 2010

The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the major output, export, and productivity trends experienced by Argentinean agriculture in recent decades, and to study the main drivers behind such developments.

The Changing Pattern and Sources of Agricultural Growth in India

Publication Date: January, 2010

We present the main characteristics of Indian agriculture and its changing contribution to India’s national economy.

Priorities for Realizing the Potential to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Growth in Western and Central Africa

Publication Date: August, 2009

We identify a set of development priorities for agriculture that cut across West Africa, at both the country and the regional level, to achieve economy-wide growth goals in the region.

Innovation Implications

Publication Date: May, 2009

This book has helped to articulate the nature and magnitude of the (potentially large) economic gains to be reaped by deploying agricultural R&D resources more effectively throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.