The economic history of agriculture

Giovanni Federico

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Abstract

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
Pages156-166
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781135121211
ISBN (Print)9780415677042
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Federico, G. (2013). The economic history of agriculture. In The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History (pp. 156-166). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203075616-24