The Importance of Productivity Growth in Australian Agriculture

John Mullen

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Abstract

In an international context, Pardey et al. (2006) noted concerns that both productivity growth and investment in agricultural R&D are falling, particularly in developed economies, with implications for food security in developing countries reliant on technology 'spillovers', whose populations will continue to increase for several decades. Productivity in broadacre has likely grown at the rate of 2 percent per annum from 1953 to 1968 and a the rate of 2.5% since. In a companion paper, trends in productivity growth in Australian broadacre agriculture were reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalConnections
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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