An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost by Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson

By Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson

This quantity explores the usefulness of the Asian version of agricultural improvement for Africa, the place, even earlier than the hot global nutrition obstacle, part the inhabitants lived on below on buck an afternoon, and a wonderful one in 3 humans and one 3rd of all youngsters have been undernourished. Africa has plentiful normal assets; agriculture presents so much of its jobs, a 3rd of nationwide source of revenue and a bigger element of overall export profits. but the degrees of land and exertions productiveness rank one of the worst on this planet. The publication explains Africa’s productiveness hole and proposes how you can shut it, via reading contemporary adventure in Africa and by way of drawing on classes from Asia.

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3267), aid agencies and international organizations such as the United States Agency for International Aid, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank recognized irrigation as one of the most important agricultural development assistance targets. Investments of these institutions on irrigation were at its peak level in the 1970s following the introduction of IR8, the first MV, in 1966. 2 Lessons from the Asian Green Revolution in Rice 29 Vietnam to become a major rice exporter, thereby making rice research a socially profitable venture.

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Estudillo and K. Otsuka pesticide and weedicide application, and water control management. , sorghum and maize) in India (Chap. 10 in this volume) and Ethiopia (Chap. 11 in this volume), the use of manure is generally not widely spread in rice-growing areas in Asia perhaps because of the low price of chemical fertilizer brought forth by subsidies. Overall, the evolution of MVs and adoption of improved crop management practices give support to Hypothesis 1. 2 Irrigation and the Spread of MVs There was a general perception that the Asian GR in rice is a revolution in favorable areas only (Lipton and Longhurst 1989).

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