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

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Description

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) countries (focusing on the early part of the Green Revolution) are also presented. A causal and explanatory model of Asian green revolutions is presented, as well as a discussion on why this phenomenon occurred in Asia and not in Africa. This book will be of significant interest to researchers on agricultural economics, rural sociology and development studies.

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Book Chapters

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: 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.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Sociology, University of Lund, PO Box 114, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999982
  • Record Number
  • 20053098668