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Importing Inputs for Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of Agricultural Productivity, Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Alexis Meyer-Cirkel, Akira Sasahara, Hans Weisfeld

Abstract
This paper estimates agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) in 162 countries between 1991 and 2015 and aims to understand sources of cross-country variations in agricultural TFP levels and its growth rates. Two factors affecting agricultural TFP are analyzed in detail – imported intermediate inputs and climate. We first show that these two factors are independently important in explaining agricultural TFP – imported inputs raise agricultural TFP; and higher temperatures and rainfall shortages impede TFP growth, particularly in low-income countries (LICs). We also provide a new evidence that, within LICs, those with a higher import component of intermediate inputs seem to be more shielded from the negative impacts of weather shocks
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (50 p.)
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781498300834

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