Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authored by:
Pardey, Philip G.; Wood, Stanley; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; Sebastian, Kate
Edited by: 
Pardey, Philip G.; Wood, Stanley; Hertford, Reed
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Inter-American Development Bank
Publication Date: 
May 2009
Book Title: 
Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean
Page Range: 
85-132
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Abstract

A thorough understanding of the pattern and sources of agricultural productivity growth throughout LAC is critical for assessing the role of agricultural R&D. Productivity measures are of intrinsic interest as well. For example, how well has LAC agriculture performed, especially in terms of productivity levels and rates of growth? How variable was the performance among countries, crops, and different measures of productivity? What are the sources of the differences in observed productivity performance, and, especially, what is the role played by investments in R&D and technical change? These are among the central questions addressed in this chapter.

Citation

Pardey, Philip G.; Wood, Stanley; Wood-Sichra, Ulrike; Sebastian, Kate (2009) "Agricultural Productivity," Research Futures: Projecting Agricultural R&D Potentials for Latin America and the Caribbean, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Inter-American Development Bank.

Additional Attributes

Primary Contact: Philip Pardey
Keywords: Agricultural Productivity, Agricultural Research, Caribbean, Crop Production, Crop Yields, Labor Productivity, Latin America, Literature Review, Multifactor Productivity, Productivity, Soils