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Agricultural Productivity: Supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

  • Stefanos A. NastisEmail author
  • Anastasios Michailidis
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DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69626-3_4-1

Definitions

Productivity is generally defined as the ratio of the quantity of outputs produced divided by the quantity of inputs employed in the production process. Agricultural productivity is defined as the ratio of the quantity of agricultural outputs employed to produce an agricultural product to the quantity of agricultural inputs used in the production process. Agricultural productivity growth is of great interest as it is linked to economic growth, especially in developing countries where a significant share of GDP and a significant share of labor is in the agricultural sector. Thus, measuring agricultural productivity is the first step in determining which factor of production (inputs) are over- or underutilized and which measures need to be taken to improve agricultural productivity. This is mainly done by comparison across farms, regions, or countries for selected agricultural products or for the agricultural sector as a whole.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ManagementRasht Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityRashtIran