The Sustainability of Agricultural Productivity Growth in a Changing Environment: An International Perspective (2006–2008)

Despite significant growth in world agriculture in recent decades, there are real concerns that the accompanying environmental consequences of agricultural intensification may threaten sustainability. This project aims to investigate agricultural productivity in 120 countries using cutting-edge econometric techniques and panel data over fifty years, with an emphasis on modelling the sustainability of productivity growth as a complex and multidimensional problem involving economic, environmental and institutional factors. It identifies major problems and potential solutions emphasizing sustainable livelihoods for the rural masses in developing countries, and examines Australia's role in maintaining global agricultural growth.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council