Agriculture

The role of agriculture in poverty alleviation

J Kirsten (2008), “The role of agriculture in poverty alleviation”, ASSAF (Academy of Science of South Africa), Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment, Pretoria.     Introduction World market prices for major food commodities such as grains, vegetable oils and dairy products are at an historic high, more than […]

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What is the appropriate level of aggregation for productivity indices?

Conradie, B, Piesse, J and Thirtle, C (2009), What is the appropriate level of aggregation for productivity indices? Comparing district, regional and national measures, Agrekon, Vol 48, No 1, March.   Abstract This paper examines the appropriate level of aggregation for the construction of total factor productivity (TFP) indices. The dataset covers the magisterial districts […]

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