The economic history of agriculture

Giovanni Federico

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In the last two centuries, world agriculture has succeeded in feeding a growing population (from about 1 billion in 1800 to more than 6 billion two centuries later) and in producing enough raw materials for industry, while using proportionally less land, capital, and labor. This chapter sketches out and tries to explain this outstanding performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781135121211
ISBN (Print)9780415677042
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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