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Breaking the Natural Resource Constraint

Yujiro Hayami and Yoshihisa Godo

in Development Economics

Third edition

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199272709
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602870 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199272700.003.0005
 Breaking the Natural Resource Constraint

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The world has so far avoided dismal predictions by Malthus and Ricardo on the inexorable consequences of population growth with the application of science to the development of technology geared towards maximizing the intensity of land use for agricultural production. The mechanism by which this 'science-based agriculture' has been transferred from developed to developing economies and how this process can further be strengthened are investigated.

Keywords: Dutch disease; green revolution; science-based agriculture; staple theory; technology transfer; vent-for-surplus development

Chapter.  11214 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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