A slowdown pattern of agricultural TFP growth among the OECD countries for the past two decades

Agricultural TFP in OECD countries has exhibited a relatively high growth rate over the past four decades, contributing to agricultural development throughout the world.

However, recent statistics show that agricultural TFP growth has slowed down in many OECD countries after 2000. Labor shortages, aging populations, climate change, and natural resource depletion could all be potential reasons.

The slowdown agricultural TFP growth stimulated a renewed interest in questions about how to accelerate agricultural TFP growth.