World Pop will hit 9.4 billion by 2050.
WE need to double global agri output in 40 years. we are now growing at 1.4% per year and will be short by 30% we need to increase to 1.&% to reach these goals. Population growth is heavily front loaded. By the time we get to 2050 pop growth will plateua. Any investment take time to pay off.
Keith Fugile: Rising Global Agri Prod,:
in last 4 years we have only grown productivity by 0.8 percent. way below what we need to be. We can get more output will increased acrage or increased yeild. TFP growth: increase productivity at all levels.
TFP total factorproductivity. this is mostly due to new technology.this is 1.8%per year . no other eresources have increasedin USA. China and brizil have 3% per year. SSA have <1% TFP growth. Countries need both research and extension/edu capacity to maintain high TFP.
Bill Lesher:Concluding remarks.
Water will be one of the main battles.:
Watch his closing remarks.
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Five areas of e
streamline international development
1st quest: Is it not inadequate to only focas on TFP:
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