Technology -- Climate Interactions in the Green Revolution in India
AbstractThis paper present a model of the Green Revolution in India, in which the development and diffusion of HYVs, the expansion of irrigation and the expansion of multiple-cropping are treated as endogenous responses to more basic investments in agricultural technology and infrastructure, as well as to climate and edaphic endowments. We incorporate explicit climate-technology interactions in the model, in order to identify climate effects on the diffusion of HYVs, irrigation and multiple- cropping, and on Net Revenue to agriculture. We find that climate affects technology development and diffusion, and that technology development and diffusion affect the impacts of climate on agricultural productivity in India.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Growth Center, Yale University in its series Working Papers with number 805.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Aug 1999
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Green Revolution; India; HYV; Rice; Wheat; Climate; Agricultural Research;
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- Dinar, A. & Mendelsohn, R. & Evenson, R. & Parikh, J. & Sanghi, A. & Kumar, K. & McKinsey, J. & Lonergen, S., 1998. "Measuring the Impact of CLimate Change on Indian Agriculture," Papers 402, World Bank - Technical Papers.
- Esther Duflo & Rohini Pande, 2005.
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