Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authored by:
Beddow, Jason M.; Pardey, Philip G.; Alston, Julian M.
Publication Date: 
2009, 4th Quarter
Journal Title: 
Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues
Journal Volume: 
24
Journal Issue: 
4

Abstract

Growth in supply of agricultural commodities is primarily driven by growth in productivity, especially as land and water resources for agriculture have become more constrained. Hence, the future path of agricultural productivity will be the key determinant of the future of the world food equation. Here we present and assess trends in agricultural productivity growth over recent decades as a first step to informing views about likely agricultural supply and food security outcomes worldwide over the decades ahead.

Citation

Beddow, Jason M.; Pardey, Philip G.; Alston, Julian M. (2009) "The Shifting Global Patterns of Agricultural Productivity," Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm and Resource Issues, vol. 24, 4.

Additional Attributes

Keywords: Agricultural Productivity, Agricultural Research, Crop Yields, Labor Productivity, Land Productivity, Productivity, Research Investment, World