Agricultural productivity in developing countries

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This paper examines changes in agricultural productivity in 18 developing countries over the period 1961-1985. We use a nonparametric, output-based Malmquist index and a parametric variable coefficients Cobb-Douglas production function no examine, whether our estimates confirm results from other studies that have indicated declining agricultural productivity in LDCs. The results confirm previous findings, indicating that at least half of these countries have experienced productivity declines in agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalAgricultural Economics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998


  • Agricultural productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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