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Can Technology Deliver on the Yield Challenge to 2050?

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  • Fischer, R.A.
  • Byerlee, Derek R.
  • Edmeades, Gregory O.

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This paper was produced for the FAO Expert Meeting on How to Feed the World in 2050 (Rome, 24-26 June 2009).

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  • Fischer, R.A. & Byerlee, Derek R. & Edmeades, Gregory O., 2009. "Can Technology Deliver on the Yield Challenge to 2050?," Miscellaneous Papers 55481, Agecon Search.
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    3. Mittal, Surabhi, 2012. "Modern ICT for Agricultural Development and Risk Management in Smallholder Agriculture in India," Socioeconomics Program Working Papers 147107, CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
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    Keywords

    Technology; productivity; yield gaps; investment in R&D; biotechnology; input efficiency; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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