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

Publication Date: June, 2010

Although irrigation in Africa has the potential to boost agricultural productivities by at least 50 percent, food production on the continent is almost entirely rainfed.

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.

Global Patterns of Crop Yields and Other Partial Productivity Measures and Prices

Publication Date: January, 2010

We document a global slow down in growth of agricultural productivity and commodity yields, and thus in the long-term downward trend of real food commodity prices.

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.

Projecting Agriculture and Agricultural R&D Potentials

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter we use market and spatial evidence in conjunction with a multi-market equilibrium displacement model to assess the potential economic benefits arising from research-induced improvements in the local and spillover productivity performance of important agricultural commodities in LAC.

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.

Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity in the Former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe

Publication Date: January, 2010

In this chapter we first analyze the evolution of agricultural output in the different Central and Eastern European countries and Former Soviet Union republics over the past two decades (Section 2). Then we consider changes in input use (Section 3) and, by combining the information on changes in output and input use, we discuss the evolution of agricultural productivity.

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