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The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

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A comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Case studies of eight African (viz. Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia) and seven Asian (Japan, Taiwan, Korea Republic, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Bangladesh) cou...

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 239)

Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa.

The first part of this chapter presents a comparison of the performance of food production between Asia and Africa, as well as a hypothesis that can explain the contrasting difference in food production performance between the two regions. The chapter then gives a characterization of the Asian rice Green Revolution in India and the Philippines, which is followed by an analysis of income difference between the favourable areas where the Green Revolution took place and unfavourable areas where it did not take place, or took place but only to a limited extent. The chapter ends by exploring the possibilities of a green Revolution in sub-Saharan Africa based on current data.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences. Author(s): Djurfeldt, G. Holmén, H. Jirström, M. Larsson, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Global perspectives on agricultural development. Author(s): Djurfeldt, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) The state and Green Revolutions in East Asia. Author(s): Jirström, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. Author(s): Djurfeldt, G. Jirström, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Spurts in production - Africa's limping Green Revolution. Author(s): Holmén, H.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) The state and agricultural intensification in sub-Saharan Africa. Author(s): Holmén, H.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 113) Crisis and potential in smallholder food production - evidence from micro level. Author(s): Larsson, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 139) From roller coasters to rocket ships: the role of technology in African agricultural successes. Author(s): Haggblade, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 161) The role of the state in the Nigerian Green Revolution. Author(s): Akande, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 181) Why the early promise for rapid increases in maize productivity in Kenya was not sustained: lessons for sustainable investment in agriculture. Author(s): Oluoch-Kosura, W. Karugia, J. T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) From Ujamaa to structural adjustment - agricultural intensification in Tanzania. Author(s): Isinika, A. C. Ashimogo, G. C. Mlangwa, J. E. D.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 219) Smallholders and structural adjustment in Ghana. Author(s): Seini, A. W. Nyanteng, V. K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 253) Conclusions and a look ahead. Author(s): Akande, T. Djurfeldt, G. Holmén, H. Isinika, A. C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), GRIPS/FASID Joint Graduate Program, 2-2 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8677, Japan.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999982
  • Record Number
  • 20053098676