All pages with keywords: agricultural productivity

Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

Economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture

a working paper by Bruno Lanz, Simon Dietz, Tim Swanson 3 June, 2016

We study how stochasticity in the evolution of agricultural productivity interacts with economic and population growth, and the associated demand for food. We use a two-sector Schumpeterian model of growth, … read more »


The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: an integrated assessment

a working paper by Simon Dietz, Bruno Lanz, Tim Swanson 2 June, 2016

This paper considers the macro-economic consequences of the continued expansion of particular forms of intensive, modern agriculture, with a focus on how the loss of biodiversity affects food production. Meeting … read more »


Adaptation to natural disasters through the agricultural land rental market: evidence from Bangladesh

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Edward Barbier 12 May, 2016

This paper examines the effects of natural disasters on agricultural households who make rent-in or rent-out transactions in the land rental market, using data from Bangladesh. read more »


The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gaps in Productivity between Male- and Female-Owned Farms in Rural Ethiopia

The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gaps in Productivity between Male- and Female-Owned Farms in Rural Ethiopia

a research article by Mintewab Bezabih 17 November, 2015

This paper analyses the impact of a low-cost land certification programme on the productivity of female-headed households. The hypotheses tested in the paper emphasise on the interaction between the constraints … read more »


Crop productivity and adaptation to climate change in Pakistan

Crop productivity and adaptation to climate change in Pakistan

a working paper by Ashley Gorst, Ben Groom, Ali Dehlavi 10 April, 2015

This paper investigates whether there are productive benefits for farmers who adapt to climate change in Pakistan. read more »


Climate change effects on agriculture: Economic responses to biophysical shocks

Climate change effects on agriculture: Economic responses to biophysical shocks

a research article by Delphine Deryng 31 August, 2014

Agricultural production is sensitive to weather and thus directly affected by climate change. Plausible estimates of these climate change impacts require combined use of climate, crop, and economic models. Results … read more »


Agricultural policy and food security in the whirlpool of the financial crisis

Agricultural policy and food security in the whirlpool of the financial crisis

a research article by Marian Feist 20 December, 2013

Feist, M. and Fuchs, D. 2013. Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik [Journal of Foreign and Security Policy] 6 (special issue 5), pp. 197–209.


Crop biodiversity, productivity and production risk: Panel data micro-evidence from Ethiopia

Crop biodiversity, productivity and production risk: Panel data micro-evidence from Ethiopia

a research article by Mintewab Bezabih 27 November, 2012

Bangwayo-Skeete, P. F., Bezabih, M. and Zikhali, P. (2012). Natural Resources Forum, 36: 263–273.