Our food and agriculture videos are up at MRU

Here is the description from the site:

The Food and Agriculture Productivity section of the Development Economics course is now available.

Early economics was largely the economics of agriculture, and these days food supply remains a critically important topic in development economics, especially in the poorer countries.  Take India for instance — currently about half of the Indian labor force works in agriculture.

We cover some of the most fundamental questions about food supply and offer some optional videos on food as well.  It’s not just about fighting hunger and starvation — agricultural surpluses are part of the path toward industrialization.

Particular topics include micronutrients, GMOs, the recent rice price spikes, garlic, watermelon, and “Yams, a Man’s Crop,” among others.


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