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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 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 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 Info
Cover for Land use change in tropical watersheds: evidence, causes and remedies.

This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic development and watershed degradation.

A brief discussion on agricultural development and environmental change is provided as well as the economy-environment linkages. An overview of the Philippine economic development and the uplands, and the physical characteristics, population and economy of the Manupali River Watershed, which is the ...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and some directions for future research.

This concluding chapter explores the evolving interface between national development policies and local institutions as they shape the upland environment of the Manupali River watershed in southern Philippines. Four general insights for policy and institutional design are discussed: (1) better...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Rola, A. C.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural development and institutional transitions.

This chapter examines the history of agricultural development in the Manupali watershed (Philippines), and highlights institutional transitions most critical to forests and upland land resources, which have taken place in South East Asia and in the Philippine case. The discussion addresses resource ...

Author(s)
Rola, A. C.; Coxhead, I.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Landcare on the poverty - protection interface in an Asian watershed.

We review the development of an approach to integrate biodiversity conservation and agroforestry development through the active involvement of communities and their local governments near the Kitanglad Range Natural Park in the Manupali watershed, central Mindanao, Philippines. Agroforestry...

Author(s)
Garrity, D. P.; Amoroso, V. B.; Koffa, S.; Catacutan, D.; Buenavista, G.; Fay, P.; Dar, W. D.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997315)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Deforestation, irrigation, employment and cautious optimism in southern Palawan, the Philippines.

An examination was made of the way in which the introduction of lowland irrigation systems, a form of technical progress, has affected the demand for labour and, by extension, farmers' activities near the forest margins in Palawan. Agricultural outcomes are compared in two adjacent and similar...

Author(s)
Shively, G.; Martinez, E.
ISBN
2001 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851994512)
Type
Book chapter

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