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Success in some crops notwithstanding, the overall performance of Colombian agriculture has left a good deal to be desired over recent decades. ) together with technological advances (which raises the amount of output achievable from a given amount of inputs); the latter plays a pivotal role. At the global level the best-confirmed source of productivity increase is public spending on research and development of new technologies. 22 These stellar rates have not, however, manifested themselves in high average adoption rates of so-called Green Revolution Modern Varieties (GRMVs).

See Hugo López, “El Mercado laboral colombiano, tendencias de largo plazo,” in El Mercado de trabajo en Colombia: Hechos, tendencias e instituciones, Luis Eduardo Arango and Franz Hamann, eds. (Bogotá: Banco de la República, 2012), ch. 2, who provides an excellent analysis of trends in the labor market since the mid-1980s. 23. For an analysis of these trends, see Hugo López and Jairo Núñez, Pobreza y desigualdad en Colombia: diagnóstico y estrategias, (Bogotá: DNP, 2007) and official estimates of poverty by Departamento Adminstrativo Nacional de Estadistica (DANE).

Indb 33 6/3/15 1:35 PM 34 Albert Berry growth within the agricultural domain. That policy would often favor larger farmers against smaller ones is a predictable reflection of political power in an elite–dominated polity. , because economies of scale are important in agriculture), that it produces essentially for home consumption and that it cannot be dynamic. 2 GENERAL BACKGROUND ON COLOMBIAN AGRICULTURE As in virtually all developing countries, Colombia’s agricultural sector was until fairly recently dominant in terms of output, employment and exports, with coffee facilitating the country’s twentieth-century entry into the international economy on a large scale and effectively financing much of the industrial development that followed.

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