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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 vo...


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Measuring productivity of the Australian broadacre and dairy industries: concepts, methodology and data.

This chapter provides a description of the underlying concepts, theories and methodology behind the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) productivity estimates. It is aimed at enhancing the ability of non-technical users to understand, interpret and use the ABARES productivity estimates and facilitate engagement with professionals in the field of productivity analysis to improve the methods underlying ABARES productivity estimates. An overview of the agricultural productivity in Australia is given. Focus is given on the applicability of the ABARES productivity estimates on broadacre and dairy industries.

Other chapters from this book

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: 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.

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