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Population Growth, Employment Expansion and Technological Change

Christopher Bliss, Peter Lanjouw, and Nicholas Stern

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Provides a detailed examination of the key forces of change in Palanpur over the survey period. The more than doubling of the village population over the survey period is analysed. The expansion of ... More


Yeomen, Capitalist Farmers, and the Growth in Yields

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses a reassessment of the role of peasant agriculture in England, with most of the focus on output per worker, crop yield, and the total factor productivity as the main indicators ... More


Technical Change and Agricultural Productivity

Christopher Cramer, John Sender, and Arkebe Oqubay

in African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198832331
eISBN:
9780191870972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832331.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The evidence does not support gloomy generalizations about an irreversible African environmental crisis or pessimistic arguments that barriers to adopting Green Revolution technologies are ... More


Climate Change, Agriculture, and Famine

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Hotter weather and higher atmospheric CO2 levels will have profound effects on plants. Crops such as corn and soybeans, have critical temperature thresholds above which yields fall precipitously. ... More


Is Agricultural Production Becoming More or Less Sensitive to Extreme Heat?: Evidence from US Corn and Soybean Yields

Michael J. Roberts and Wolfram Schlenker

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the effect of a changing climate on agricultural output and how heat tolerance has evolved over time. Empirical studies on the potential effects of climate change in the ... More


Satellite remote sensing to support agriculture and forestry

Nathalie Pettorelli

in Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198717263
eISBN:
9780191785979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717263.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter presents a comprehensive overview of how satellite data can be used to support agriculture and forestry. The first two parts explore how satellite imagery can be used to monitor forests ... More


Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States

Zeynep K. Hansen, Gary D. Libecap, and Scott E. Lowe

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses how a major policy initiative, massive investment in dams and related canals, largely for irrigation and flood control in the twentieth century, affected crop yields and mixes ... More


The farming landscape: Soils, rainfall, and crops

Camilla Toulmin

in Land, Investment, and Migration: Thirty-five Years of Village Life in Mali

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852766
eISBN:
9780191887147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852766.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the patterns of land use and the soils, vegetation, and landscape of Dlonguébougou. Climate change has brought greater concentration and intensity of rainfall, and farmers must ... More


Generalized Empirical Likelihood-Based Kernel Estimation of Spatially Similar Densities

Kuangyu Wen and Ximing Wu

in Advances in Info-Metrics: Information and Information Processing across Disciplines

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190636685
eISBN:
9780190636722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636685.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This study concerns the estimation of spatially similar densities, each with a small number of observations. To achieve flexibility and improved efficiency, we propose kernel-based estimators that ... More


The Impact of Global Warming and the Imperative of Mitigation

R. K. Pachauri

in Democracy, Sustainable Development, and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092346
eISBN:
9780199082834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092346.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

There is no scientific doubt that our climate is changing. Over the last 50 years most of these changes have taken place as a result of increasing concentration of anthropogenic greenhouse gases and ... More


Change . . . and Resisting Change

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The combination of ongoing U.S. budget stringency and continually increasing prices for food globally means that the size of traditional food aid shipments has been dropping. But so, too, has the ... More


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