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(prō′dŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē, prŏd′ək-)
1. The quality of being productive.
2. Ecology The rate at which photosynthesizing or chemosynthesizing producers form organic substances that can be used as food by consumers.


the amount of material in terms of BIOMASS or energy generated in a given time in an ECOSYSTEM over and above the STANDING CROP.


the amount or quality or value of the output of a food animal. Best measured in terms of the percentage productivity compared with a target based on productivity of peers. It is customary nowadays to state productivity in terms of return on capital invested, or per head of livestock or per hectare or per unit of workforce, and may be for a period, e.g. annual, lifetime, for a specific unit, e.g. farm, the dairy herd on a mixed farm.

productivity index
includes such items as wool yield per hectare, wins per race starts.
productivity marginal value
see marginal revenue.

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Hence managing low productivity in a downturn is extremely important to everyone.
The challenge for Ugandan policy makers will be to manage the labor force's transition from a predominant involvement in low productivity subsistence agriculture to increased involvement in higher productivity manufacturing and services sectors.
In California we will close 12 duplicative or low productivity stores, and in Cleveland we will close the downtown store, allowing Robinsons-May and Kaufmann's to concentrate on their productive stores.
Another prime consideration in our choice of equipment was the employee working environment," stated Brown when asked about furnace design, "the forge operator is typically subjected to an extreme high temperature condition throughout the shift, this contributes to fatigue, low productivity, and in some cases, marginal quality.
The currently favored mammalian cell production platforms, mostly cell lines from Chinese hamster ovaries (CHO) have low productivity and are not able to meet the industry's capacity needs.
Depression drains the United States economy of more than $27 billion each year in health care services, worker absenteeism and low productivity.
The advantage of low labor costs in China cannot be undermined by low productivity," said Qiu Huihui, vice president of Information Industry and Investment Development at CSSC.
Yergin, president of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, adds that the Soviet oil industry, the world's largest, is "in big trouble that is getting bigger," a crises brought on by inefficiency, low productivity, poor organization, technological backwardness, waste and environmental neglect -- and sharp cuts in investment.
One reason for this low productivity has been the difficulty of identifying the correct "target" or gene that is important to the origins and progression of a disease and then designing a drug that safely and effectively addresses that target.
The services, available through the company's Remote Data Recovery(TM) or in-lab facilities, minimize downtime and the cost of low productivity by reestablishing inaccessible data due to server hardware or software failure.
We design a long-term strategy to reduce high turnover, increase low productivity, and improve worker skills.

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