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Mechanisation Outsourcing and Agricultural Productivity for Small Farms: Implications for Rural Land Reform in China

Sheng, Yu; Song, Ligang; Yi, Qing


Agricultural productivity in China has experienced a rapid growth over the past four decades. Between 1978 and 2013, agricultural total factor productivity (TFP) grew at an average rate of 2.86 per cent a year, which is more than three times the global average of 0.95 per cent (Fuglie and Rada 2015). The rapid increase in agricultural productivity has lessened the negative effects of constrained supply of inputs (such as land and water) and adverse seasonal conditions, and contributed to a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: China's New Sources of Economic Growth: Human Capital, Innovation and Technological Change
DOI: 10.22459/CNSEG.07.2017.13


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