Perceived productivity, foregone future farm fruitfulness and rural research resource rationalisation

Aliston, Julian M. (1994) Perceived productivity, foregone future farm fruitfulness and rural research resource rationalisation. UNSPECIFIED.

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3247

Abstract

Seminar paper - Invited Plenary Theme Paper for Theme VII, “National and International Research and Technology Transfer," in "Agricultural Competitiveness, Market Forces and Policy Choice,“ X XII International Conference of Agricultural Economists,Conventional economic analysis ignores or understates the consumption of the natural resource stock by agricultural production. So-called "improved technology" may involve a faster rate of consumption of exhaustible (often unpriced or underpriced) resources and a semblance of greater productivity that might vanish if natural resource stocks were accounted for properly in the measures of input use. This paper illustrates implications of leaving out an input, the natural resource stock, or an output, environmental amenities, from models used for measuring agricultural productivity and for agricultural research evaluation and priority setting.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural productivity,Agricultural research,Resource use
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > University of Zimbabwe
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2017 22:00
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 22:00
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/4711

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