An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost by Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson

By Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson

This quantity explores the usefulness of the Asian version of agricultural improvement for Africa, the place, even sooner than the new international meals obstacle, part the inhabitants lived on below on greenback an afternoon, and a striking one in 3 humans and one 3rd of all teenagers have been undernourished. Africa has considerable ordinary assets; agriculture offers so much of its jobs, a 3rd of nationwide source of revenue and a bigger component of overall export profits. but the degrees of land and hard work productiveness rank one of the worst on the earth. The ebook explains Africa’s productiveness hole and proposes how one can shut it, through studying fresh event in Africa and by way of drawing on classes from Asia.

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Investments in irrigation started even before the advent of MVs as a landaugmenting strategy to mitigate the high population pressure on land. Investments in irrigation together with farmers’ long experience on rice culture were major factors behind the success of the development and diffusion of MVs in tropical Asia (Hayami and Otsuka 1994). Yet major investments in irrigation took place after the acceleration in MV adoption indicating that MVs had increased the rates of returns to such investments (Fig.

Harv Int Rev 31(2):62–65 Diao X, Hazell P (2004) Exploring market opportunities for African smallholders, vol 6, 2020 Africa Conference Brief. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC Diao X, Hazell P, Resnick D, Thurlow J (2007) The role of agriculture in development: implications for Sub-Saharan Africa, vol 153, Research Report. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC Djurfeldt G, Holmen H, Jirstrom LR (eds) (2005) The African food crisis; lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

Agricultural credit in India. Am Econ J: Appl Econ 1(1):219–250 Collier P (2009) Africa’s organic peasantry: beyond romanticism. Harv Int Rev 31(2):62–65 Diao X, Hazell P (2004) Exploring market opportunities for African smallholders, vol 6, 2020 Africa Conference Brief. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC Diao X, Hazell P, Resnick D, Thurlow J (2007) The role of agriculture in development: implications for Sub-Saharan Africa, vol 153, Research Report. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC Djurfeldt G, Holmen H, Jirstrom LR (eds) (2005) The African food crisis; lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

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