The African Food Crisis: Lessons from the Asian Green Revolution

Overview

Why can Asia now feed its rapidly growing population, but Africa continues to experience famine? This book is the outcome of a three-year project coordinated by a group of Swedish researchers with collaborating scholars from Africa and Asia. It provides a comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on case studies of eight African and eight Asian countries (focusing on the ...

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Overview

Why can Asia now feed its rapidly growing population, but Africa continues to experience famine? This book is the outcome of a three-year project coordinated by a group of Swedish researchers with collaborating scholars from Africa and Asia. It provides a comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on case studies of eight African and eight Asian countries (focusing on the early part of the Green Revolution), this book presents a causal and explanatory model of Asian green revolutions. It discusses why such progress has been made in Asia, but has not yet occurred in Africa. It also examines the implications of the case studies for future development in Africa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851999982
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: Cabi Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

• African Food Crisis - The Relevance of Asian Experiences, G Djurfeldt, H Holmen, M Jirstrom and R Larsson

• Global Perspectives on Agricultural Development, G Djurfeldt

• The State and Green Revolutions in East Asia, M Jirström

• The Puzzle of the Policy Shift - The Early Green Revolution in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, G Djurfeldt and M Jirström

• Spurts in Production - Africa's Limping Green Revolution, H Holmén

• The State and Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa, H Holmén

• Crisis and Potential in Smallholder Food Production - Evidence from Micro Level, R Larsson

• From Roller Coasters to Rocket Ships: The Role of Technology in African Agricultural Successes, S Haggblade, IFPRI, Zambia

• The Role of the State in the Nigerian Green Revolution, T Akande, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Nigeria

• Why the Early Promise for Rapid Increases in Maize Productivity in Kenya Was Not Sustained, W Oluoch-Kosura and J T Karugia, University of Nairobi, Kenya

• From Ujamaa to Structural Adjustment - Agricultural Intensification in Tanzania, A C Isinika, G C Ashimogo and J E D Mlangwa, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

• Smallholders and Structural Adjustment in Ghana, A W Seini and V K Nyanteng, University of Ghana, Ghana

• Green Revolution and Regional Inequality: Implications of Asian Experience for Africa, K Otsuka, and T Yamano, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Japan

• Conclusions and a look ahead, T Akande, G Djurfeldt, H Holmén and A Isinika

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