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Agricultural Productivity Growth, Efficiency Change and Technical Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Ludena,Carlos (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
May, 2010
URL:
http://www.iadb.org/res/publications/pubfiles/pubIDB-WP-186.pdf
Published:
Inter-American Development Bank
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, Economic development, South America, Agriculture, Prices, Productivity
Notes:
38 p., Analyzes total factor productivity growth in agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1961 and 2007. The results show that among developing regions, Latin America and the Caribbean shows the highest agricultural productivity growth. The highest growth within the region has occurred in the last two decades, especially due to improvements in efficiency and the introduction of new technologies. Within the region, land-abundant countries consistently outperform land-constrained countries.