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An Inquiry into Constraints on a Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of NERICA Rice in Uganda

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  • Kijima, Yoko
  • Otsuka, Keijiro
  • Sserunkuuma, Dick

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Summary In Uganda, New Rice for Africa (NERICA), a high-yielding upland rice variety suitable for the African environment, was introduced to increase food security and reduce poverty in rural areas in 2002. However, more than 50% of the NERICA adopters in 2004 had abandoned it in 2006. The regression results indicate that the low profitability of NERICA relative to alternative crops in variable rainfall areas explains the massive dropout. It is also found that the profitability of NERICA production was low when farmer-produced seeds were used in 2006, suggesting the weak dissemination of appropriate information on seed production to rice farmers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 77-86

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:39:y:2011:i:1:p:77-86

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Keywords: Green Revolution technology adoption NERICA Uganda Africa panel data;

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  1. Bategeka, Lawrence & Kiiza, Julius & Kasirye, Ibrahim, 2013. "Institutional Constraints to Agriculture Development in Uganda," Research Series 150228, Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).
  2. Kijima, Yoko & Ito, Yukinori & Otsuka, Keijiro, 2012. "Assessing the Impact of Training on Lowland Rice Productivity in an African Setting: Evidence from Uganda," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(8), pages 1610-1618.
  3. Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei, 2012. "How does the Adoption of Modern Variety increase Productivity and Income? : A Case of the Rice Sector in Tanzania," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124924, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
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  6. Larson, Donald F. & Otsuka, Keijiro & Kajisa, Kei & Estudillo, Jonna & Diagne, Aliou, 2010. "Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5478, The World Bank.
  7. Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei, 2013. "The Determinants of Technology Adoption:The Case of the Rice Sector in Tanzania," Working Papers 58, JICA Research Institute.
  8. Ibrahim, Kasirye, 2013. "Constraints to Agricultural Technology Adoption in Uganda: Evidence from the 2005/06-2009/10 Uganda National Panel Survey," Research Series 151979, Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).

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