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.
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