Monday, May 03, 2010
EVENT: USDA ERS Conference on Causes and Consequences of Global Agricultural Productivity Growth
The USDA Economic Research Service is holding a Conference on Causes and Consequences of Global Agricultural Productivity Growth on May 11-12, 2010 in Washington DC.
The purpose of this conference is to share new research findings on agricultural productivity measurement and analysis from different countries and regions of the world. The papers and presentations will address the measurement of agricultural total factor productivity (TFP), analysis of the factors driving TFP change, and consequences of TFP growth on welfare, competitiveness, poverty, environment, etc. Another topic we will discuss at the conference is forming a global network of economists who are doing research on agricultural productivity issues. The purpose of the network will be to promote sharing of results, methods, and data, in order to further understanding of agricultural productivity changes in the world agricultural economy.
The conference is free and open to all, but registration is required. [more information]