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Exploring the widening food gap: an international perspective

Madsen, Jakob B. and Islam, Md. Rabiul 2016, Exploring the widening food gap: an international perspective, Agricultural economics, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 645-659, doi: 10.1111/agec.12262.

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Title Exploring the widening food gap: an international perspective
Author(s) Madsen, Jakob B.
Islam, Md. Rabiul
Journal name Agricultural economics
Volume number 47
Issue number 6
Start page 645
End page 659
Total pages 15
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Hoboken, N.J.
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 0169-5150
1574-0862
Keyword(s) agricultural R&D stock
agricultural land productivity
cohort infant mortality
Summary Using data for a long panel of 90 developed and developing countries, this article explores the effects of research and development (R&D) and fixed capital stock on agricultural land productivity over the period 1961–2012. Instruments are used for R&D to deal with feedback effects and measurement errors. The results show very high social returns to investment in R&D and to fixed capital stock, suggesting that increasing investment in these factors are promising ways of arresting the increasing food prices due to increasing demand for animal protein, population growth, desertification, salinization, soil erosion, climate change, and decreasing growth in land productivity.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/agec.12262
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
1402 Applied Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910103 Economic Growth
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, International Association of Agricultural Economists
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30093169

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