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Role of Aggregate Productivity in Farm Technologies in Economic Development

Technologies in Economic Development G C Mandal On the basis of a case study of the differences between two villages, one agriculturally progressive and the other less progressive, in West Bengal, the author makes a case for aiming at a high rate of aggregate productivity in the agriculture of a less developed economy rather than just high yield rates of individual crops.

Share of Agricultural Labour in National Agricultural Product-An Exercise

Agricultural Product An Exercise G C Mandal This study of the share of agricultural labour in national agricultural product suggests that the capitalistic process working in Indian agriculture has not prevented a rise in the real wage level and in the share of agricultural labour in agricultural product. The rise in labour-income and labour-share is also largely explained by increase in the agricultural labour population which increased labour-intensity of production. The increase in labour-intensity may be taken as a signal of the dampening of growth of capitalism in agriculture. The small increase in real wage levels that is perceptible despite the sharp increase in the supply of agricultural labour is due to the absence of concentration of enterprise in the hands of a small number of big farms.

Observations on Agricultural Technology in a Developing Economy

Facts reviewed in this article reveal that the introduction of machine (tractor) service in agricultural technology influences the nature of farm enterprise in a way that leads to increase in the labour-input per acre. That is, reduction of labour input per unit Of output

Unexplored Technological Matrix

Unexplored Technological Matrix G C Mandal The Economic Development of Thai Agriculture by T H Silcock; Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1970; pp viii+250; $ 10.

Agricultural Co-operatives in Japan

Japanese Farm Economy JAPAN has been conceived by W W Rostow to be an economy in which 'a relatively narrow array of natural resources was harnessed by a diligent, strongly-motivated population to the best that modern technology could offer in a 60-year surge from say 1880 to 1980' ("The Stages of Economic Growth", Cambridge, 1967).
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