Agricultural Economics

/Agricultural Economics

March 2017

Can Agricultural Patents Improve Bilateral Trade?

Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics|

Improving agricultural exports is a driver for economic growth for Developed and Developing nations alike. Resources invested in the research and development of agricultural products is normally protected by intellectual property rights.  Over the years researchers have looked at whether these legal protections actually promote exports. The Gravity Model is a tool most commonly when looking at [...]

Precision Ag, How much does it cost?

Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Precision Agriculture|

The question does sound off, because if you are selling precision agriculture tools and services the answer will most likely be; the ROI over time with increased productivity in capital and labour will be positive. Personally, I believe that the gains from precision ag or ag-tech tools and services are positive, but that depends [...]