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Productivity growth in agriculture: an international perspective.

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This volume is written primarily for agricultural economists doing research on productivity. It includes discussions of the theoretical underpinnings of productivity measurement as well as the many practical considerations that go into translating this theory into actual measures of aggregated outputs and inputs. The unifying concept of agricultural productivity used across the chapters of this volume is aggregate total factor productivity (TFP) of the sector. The volume also contains detailed analysis of the underlying causes of agricultural productivity growth. Part I (chapters 2-6) examines agricultural productivity in high-income and transition countries. Part II (chapters 7-11) examines agricultural productivity growth and its driving forces in five important agricultural producers in Asia and Latin America. Part III (chapters 12-14) focuses on measuring and identifying constraints to agricultural productivity growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Part IV (chapters 15-16) gives a global perspective on agricultural productivity.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction to productivity growth in agriculture. Author(s): Fuglie, K. O. Wang, S. L. Ball, V. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Accounting for the impact of local and spill-in public research, extension and roads on US regional agricultural productivity, 1980-2004. Author(s): Wang, S. L. Ball, V. E. Fulginiti, L. E. Plastina, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Measurement of Canadian agricultural productivity growth. Author(s): Cahill, S. A. Rich, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 73) Measuring productivity of the Australian broadacre and dairy industries: concepts, methodology and data. Author(s): Zhao ShiJi Sheng Yu Gray, E. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 109) Is agricultural productivity growth slowing in Western Europe? Author(s): Wang, S. L. Schimmelpfennig, D. Fuglie, K. O.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 127) Agricultural productivity paths in Central and Eastern European countries and the former Soviet Union: the role of reforms, initial conditions and induced technological change. Author(s): Swinnen, J. Herck, K. van Vranken, L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 145) Total factor productivity in Brazilian agriculture. Author(s): Gasques, J. G. Bastos, E. T. Valdes, C. Bacchi, M. R. P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 163) Agricultural productivity in China: national and regional growth patterns, 1993-2005. Author(s): Tong, H. Z. Fulginiti, L. E. Sesmero, J. P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 181) Structural transformation and agricultural productivity in India. Author(s): Binswanger-Mkhize, H. P. d'Souza, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 199) Shifting sources of agricultural growth in Indonesia: a regional analysis. Author(s): Rada, N. E. Fuglie, K. O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 215) Total factor productivity in Thai agriculture: measurement and determinants. Author(s): Suphannachart, W. Warr, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 237) Constraints to raising agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Fuglie, K. O. Rada, N. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 273) Agricultural productivity and policy changes in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Nin-Pratt, A. Yu, B. X.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 293) South African agricultural production and investment patterns. Author(s): Liebenberg, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 313) Measures of fixed capital in agriculture. Author(s): Butzer, R. Mundlak, Y. Larson, D. F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 335) Productivity growth and technology capital in the global agricultural economy. Author(s): Fuglie, K. O.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, 355 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845939212
  • Record Number
  • 20123305091