Agricultural Productivity Growth: Measurement, Drivers, and Climatic Effects Workshop
On March 29-30, 2023, the USDA Economic Research Service, together with the Farm Foundation and the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative of Virginia Tech, hosted the Agricultural Productivity Growth: Measurement, Drivers, and Climatic Effects workshop. This workshop aimed to develop a network of researchers who study productivity-related topics. Goals of the network include supporting ERS research on the causes and effects of agricultural productivity growth as well as the quality of ERS productivity data products.
The workshop addressed four key questions:
- How can different methodologies result in distinct productivity estimates, and does it matter?
- How does public R&D and patent knowledge stock affect agricultural productivity growth?
- How does climate change influence agricultural productivity growth and what are the consequences?
- What are the causes and consequences of agricultural productivity growth?