An African Green Revolution

Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms

Editors: Otsuka, Keijiro, Larson, Donald F. (Eds.)

  • Uses primary data to assess the potential for productivity growth in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Describes the Asian experience and assesses the transferability of Asian technology
  • Outlines explicit policy recommendations to realize a Green Revolution in sub-Saharan Africa
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This volume explores the usefulness of the Asian model of agricultural development for Africa, where, even before the recent world food crisis, half the population lived on less than on dollar a day, and a staggering one in three people and one third of all children were undernourished. Africa has abundant natural resources; agriculture provides most of its jobs, a third of national income and a larger portion of total export earnings. However the levels of land and labor productivity rank among the worst in the world. The book explains Africa’s productivity gap and proposes ways to close it, by examining recent experience in Africa and by drawing on lessons from Asia.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • An Overview

    Otsuka, Keijiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Lessons from the Asian Green Revolution in Rice

    Estudillo, Jonna P. (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • The Possibility of a Rice Green Revolution in Large-Scale Irrigation Schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Nakano, Yuko (et al.)

    Pages 43-70

  • The Declining Impacts of Climate on Crop Yields During the Green Revolution in India, 1972–2002

    Tsusaka, Takuji (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

  • The Impact of Technological Changes on Crop Yields in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1967–2004

    Tsusaka, Takuji (et al.)

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5759-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8368-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An African Green Revolution
Book Subtitle
Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms
Editors
  • Keijiro Otsuka
  • Donald F. Larson
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5760-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5760-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5759-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8368-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 302
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