The Impact of Agricultural Research in British India

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Abstract

This paper attempts to answer three questions. How much did agricultural research contribute to agricultural growth in British India? Was its limited impact due to too little investment or inefficient allocation of research resources? Could more research have led to a “Green Revolution” in foodgrain production? Available data indicate that the impact of research was small and that more should have been invested in research. The evidence suggests, however, that larger investments in foodgrain research would not have resulted in a Green Revolution in British India.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-440
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of Economic History
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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