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Record number 503584
Title Projections of long-term food security with R&D driven technical change-A CGE analysis
Author(s) Smeets Kristkova, Z.; Dijk, Michiel van; Meijl, H. van
Source NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences (2016). - ISSN 1573-5214 - p. 39 - 51.
Department(s) LEI International Policy
LEI Programmamanagement
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Agricultural productivity - CGE model - D investments - Food security - Land-augmenting technical change - Magnet - Public agricultural R&amp

In this paper, the impact of public R&D investment on agricultural productivity and long-term food security via R&D driven endogenous technical change is analysed. The findings show that R&D growth rates at the level reached in 2000s, particularly those for China, would not be expected any longer. Concerning the impact of projected R&D investments on agricultural productivity, it is found that endogenous growth rates of land-augmenting technical change are comparably lower than the standard exogenous rates used in long term projections of agri-food markets. This suggests that public R&D investments are not able to stimulate agricultural production to the levels that would be expected from the standard baseline outcomes.

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