Agricultural Production--Research Imperatives for the Future

  • Sylvan H. Wittwer
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 22)


Many studies have assessed the potential contributions of research for the enhancement of food production and of other renewable resources. An equal number have inventoried the earth’s resources of land, water, minerals, climate, etc. for absolute production capability. Recent emphasis on the “Politics of Food” suggests a strong third determinant for agricultural production potential. The tripartitions of productivity—new technologies, resource inputs, and economic incentives—must be constantly reviewed.


Nitrogen Fixation Food Crop Renewable Resource Nitrogen Fertilizer Nonrenewable Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvan H. Wittwer
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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