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Cover for Fifty years of the green revolution and beyond.

This chapter reviews the history of the Green Revolution and discusses several lessons learnt regarding the challenges in implementing the Green Revolution technologies and the incomplete reduction of poverty and food insecurity. Indian agricultural research and development beyond the Green...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) approach ensure future food security?

This chapter reviews the recent International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) process to develop a future roadmap to ensure future global food security. It suggests that a paradigm appears to have emerged from the IAASTD global synthesis report...

Author(s)
Wood, D.; Lenné, J. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for More water, more rice: a green revolution.

This chapter looks at the increase in rice production following the rehabilitation and construction of irrigation systems and the introduction of a system of improved rice cultivation (SRA) under the Upper Mandrare River Basin Development Project (PHBM) in Madagascar.

Author(s)
Shapiro, B.; Woldeyes, A.; Ramilison, H.; Rakotondratsima, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937393)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The African food crisis: lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

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)...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for African food crisis - the relevance of Asian experiences.

The current African food crisis is described, and is related to the Asian experience to analyse the different factors that influenced the success of the green revolution in Asian nations as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Bangladesh. The lessons learned in the Asian...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Jirström, M.; Larsson, R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of the state in the Nigerian Green Revolution.

The current situation of the agricultural and food production in Nigeria is discussed, as well as the role of this sector of the economy on the development of the country. The evolution and nature of the state intervention in agriculture, particularly the trajectory of state involvement since 1960...

Author(s)
Akande, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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 ...

Author(s)
Otsuka, K.; Yamano, T.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and a look ahead.

Issues on the relevance of the Asian experience on the Green Revolution in Africa are discussed. These issues include: (1) the lessons that can be learned from the Asian Green Revolution; (2) the influence of agroecological, demographic and technological factors on national food security; (3) the...

Author(s)
Akande, T.; Djurfeldt, G.; Holmén, H.; Isinika, A. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Djurfeldt, G.; Jirström, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From the Green Revolution to the Gene Revolution.

Part I of this paper reviews and assesses a study of the Green Revolution, which has been conducted by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment - Technical Advisory Committee of CGIAR. In part II, the Gene Revolution (for plants) as it has unfolded to date, is reviewed. Part III utilizes data from...

Author(s)
Evenson, R. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996189)
Type
Book chapter

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