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Essays on Agricultural Production, Risk, and Productivity

Publication Date: February, 2015

This dissertation takes two different research perspectives to address the central theme of agricultural production and productivity.

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Agricultural R&D Policy and Long-Run Food Security

Publication Date: January, 2015

Section Titles: Introduction, Returns to Agricultural R&D, A New World Order for Agricultural R&D Spending, Prices and Productivity: Longer Term Patterns and Prospects, Implications of Alternative Pr

Measuring the Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Research

Measuring the Effectiveness of Crop Improvement Research in Sub-Saharan Africa from the Perspectives of Varietal Output, Adoption, and Change: 20 Crops, 30 Countries, and 1150 Cultivars in Farmers’ Fields

Publication Date: July, 2014

A synthesis report on the results of a CGIAR project: Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) Project – the first major study to focus on the diffusion of improved crop varieties

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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.

What Can be Done to Reinvigorate U.S. Agricultural Research?

Publication Date: June, 2013

We describe the evolving patterns of support for public agricultural and food R&D, the shifting emphasis of spending within the broad portfolio, and some potential policy approaches to revitalize U.S. agricultural research.

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.

South African Agricultural Productivity and Investment Patterns

Publication Date: January, 2012

This chapter reassesses agricultural productivity growth in South Africa. It finds that the statistical reporting of South African agriculture was heavily influenced by the country's past racial policies.

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.

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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