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.

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.

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Land Productivity for Staple Food Crops

Publication Date: January, 2014

Almost three-quarters of Africa’s harvested agricultural land is devoted to the production of staple food crops, but only about one-third of that land generates annual output worth more than $500 from

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?

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 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.

Agricultural Productivity in China

Publication Date: January, 2010

The overarching goal of this chapter is to provide a better understanding of input, output, and productivity trends in China’s agricultural sector during the reform era that began in the late 1970s, with an emphasis on the period 1990-2004.

Agricultural Productivity in the United Kingdom

Publication Date: January, 2010

This chapter first gives a very brief account of the main policy changes in the United Kingdom that have affected agricultural productivity since the Second World War.

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