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National Interests: Priorities and Security
 

Investment in research as the main factor for food security: the U.S. experience

Vol. 10, Iss. 18, MAY 2014

Available online: 9 May 2014

Subject Heading: Foreign experience

JEL Classification: 

Pages: 49-60

Gorokhov A.A. Tyumen State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Tyumen, Russian Federation
al-gorohov@yandex.ru

The article discusses the issues of food security regarding the U.S. experience. The U.S. agriculture demonstrated high growth in the second half of XX century. The experience of the country may be useful. The author proves that the main factor of productive growth in the U.S. agriculture was the introduction of new technologies using the methods of mathematical analysis. The paper presents the U.S. effective system of public and private funding of research in agriculture which allows the U.S. agricultural sector to achieve high productivity.

Keywords: food security, research, development, R&D, productivity, investments, innovation, AIC, productivity growth

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