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?

Agricultural Productivity Growth in Australia and New Zealand

Publication Date: January, 2010

This chapter reviews and assesses the productivity growth in Australian agriculture, including the cropping and livestock industries.

Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity in the United States

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter we examine trends and major structural changes in input use and the resulting changes in agricultural outputs and productivity in the United States over the past 100 years. Our detailed analysis emphasizes the years since the Second World War and gives attention to the spatial patterns of changes in agricultural input use, outputs, and productivity that are concealed by consideration of the aggregate national data alone.

South African Agricultural Production and Productivity Patterns

Publication Date: January, 2010

Here we document and discuss developments regarding aggregate input, output, and productivity developments within South Africa. To do so we draw on an entirely new set of production data stretching back to 1910/11 reported in Liebenberg 2010, as well as related evidence reported by other studies for South Africa and other countries within subSaharan Africa.

The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this book we assemble a range of evidence from a range of sources with a view to developing an improved understanding of recent trends in agricultural productivity around the world.

Agricultural Productivity

Publication Date: May, 2009

A thorough understanding of the pattern and sources of agricultural productivity growth throughout LAC is critical for assessing the role of agricultural R&D.

Structural Changes in U.S. Agricultural Production and Productivity

Publication Date: January, 2009

In this article, we examine trends and spatial patterns in agricultural input use, production of outputs, and productivity. We focus on productivity growth over the period 1949–2002, and find a statistically significant slowdown in productivity growth after 1990.