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Agricultural productivity

Agricultural productivity and their importance

Agricultural productivity is measured as the ratio of agricultural outputs to agricultural inputs. While individual products are usually measured by weight, their varying densities make measuring overall agricultural output difficult. Therefore, output is usually measured as the market value of final output, which excludes intermediate products such as corn feed used in the meat industry. This output value may be compared to many different types of inputs such as labour and land…

Food security should of paramount priority

18th October 2012: The global food situation is no doubt getting more precarious as the days go by, going by the assessments that experts monitoring trends are giving. This is despite the advances made in the production sector, which could have eliminated the problem years ago. Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it all with the latest hunger monitoring figures which reveal that one person in every eight goes hungry. “That is…

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