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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 4 (Page no: 43)

The puzzle of the policy shift - the early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Green Revolution in the Philippines, India and Indonesia is described, as well as that in Bangladesh. The first three countries made a shift in their agricultural policies during the 1960s, which led the way for the Green Revolution to take place. The shift involved the famous package of technology containing new seeds, fertilizer and pesticides, as well as other ingredients like credit, improved extension and training, increased investments in infrastructure, irrigation, and new price policy. Bangladesh's Green Revolution came much later, and it has experienced rapid growth in agriculture during the past two decades. The global dimension and the role of the USA in these Green Revolutions are also discussed.

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: 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: 13 (Page no: 239) Green Revolution and regional inequality: implications of Asian experience for Africa. Author(s): Otsuka, K. Yamano, T.
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
  • Department of Sociology, Lund University, PO Box 114, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999982
  • Record Number
  • 20053098679