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The complementarities, economies of scope, and network externalities mentioned above bias change in favor of the interests of the existing organizations. The interests of the existing organizations that produce path dependence and the mental models of the actors —the entrepreneurs—that produce ideologies "rationalize" the existing institutional matrix and therefore bias the perception of the actors in favor of policies conceived to be in the interests of existing organizations.

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This agricultural production should be more than adequate by itself to meet the projected demand in 2020. 38 KIRIT S. 2. Irrigated land use and potential. ) Of course, one would expect that along with expansion of area, yield improvements will also continue to take place. This would reduce the pace of expansion of area. What are the prospects for yield increases? Yield Increases Yields vary considerably across regions depending on agroclimatic resources, input use, and the genetic variety used.

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