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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.
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the amount of material in terms of BIOMASS or energy generated in a given time in an ECOSYSTEM over and above the STANDING CROP.
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It was noted that 90 percent of livestock production in Uzbekistan depends on small-scale farming: the majority of small-scale farmers remains in natural farming characterized by low productivity, limited marketable surpluses and weak linkages with markets and integration into higher value chains.
The committee was informed that Pakistan's exports remained at lower side due to the number of reasons including higher cost of doing business, energy costs, low productivity and higher imports tariffs on inputs.
"Low productivity has been a problem for the Korean economy for a long time," said Sohn Sung-won, professor of economics at California State University-Channel Islands.
'We also have the highest rural poverty in ASEAN and that is really related to low productivity. We have not diversified, unlike the other countries which are now more diversified.
And it added that despite the tight labor market, wage growth has been moderate, in part held down by low productivity growth.
He expressed concern about low productivity in the country, particularly in the civil and public services, which he observed has affected the citizen's national daily lives.
'Today the country's industries are facing multiple challenges including high input cost, poor innovation, low productivity, little foreign investment, lack of product and geographical diversification,' the MCCI chief was quoted as saying.
However, it pointed out that "many industries still suffer from low productivity and wages." It said per capita growth in Israel is low compared to other countries and that despite the overall improvement in the economy in 2017, "prices in Israel are still among the highest in the OECD countries."
We should not be hailing the creation of subsidised jobs when they are in fact, inefficient, very low productivity job-killers.
In the UK we have low productivity as compared to a country like France, but when I look around at my clients they are far from being idle.
Low productivity due to immigration LABOUR'S and other governments' continuing lack of control on the numbers of immigrants coming into the country on the assumption that it would strengthen the economy has backfired, just as the public knew it would.
This, particularly compared with France and Germany, has proved successful at getting people into work in what may be thought of as low productivity activities, or where flexible markets particularly advantage the employer.

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