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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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Therefore, whether the population decreases or not, areas with low productivity would always provide business opportunities, as the ROI there is very high.
In short, the social action groups seem to ignore the root cause of poverty and exploitation, namely, low productivity per agricultural inputs.
Britain has announced a plan to tackle low productivity in the nation by selling shares.
The organization said that because of high costs and low productivity, the potential growth rate in Brazil has fallen in recent years to around 3 percent from more than 4 percent previously.
Despite the relative progress of Bulgaria between 2007-2011, it is still characterised by low productivity and dominance of low-tech and medium-low tech industries.
Hassan Sahi, an import-export businessman in Riyadh, said: "Business losses due to low productivity and performance can easily be rectified.
However, the Textile Cluster believes this increase is not going to help them get out of the long-standing crisis given that as a result of their extremely low productivity foreign partners prefer the neighboring countries.
The theme is not only in tune with the current global situation but will also pave the way for proper identification and analysis of the causes of low productivity within the work force.
According Bader Abdullah Al Siyabi, director of date palms at the ministry of agriculture and fisheries, the programme for development of production is aimed at replacing low productivity date palms and old date palms with quality plants; to replace the low productivity date palms and old date palms with good quality and highly productive date palms; to replace the existing number of date palms with distinct varieties of date palms producing dates for direct consumption; to increase the productivity of the date palms by planting high productivity date palms.
According to the Director of the Institute for Market Economy, Krasen Stanchev, the main reason for the low productivity is the too strong interference of the State in the economy.
On the negative side, Perkebunan Nusantara II's aggressive capital structure, the low productivity from its self-owned plantation and its exposure to adverse weather conditions are counterbalancing factors, PEFINDO noted.
Aljumaili reviewed during the meeting problems of water scarcity and the problems of salinity as well as the low productivity in the agricultural field,.

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