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Technology Policies for a Green Revolution and Agricultural Transformation in Africa

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  • Keijiro Otsuka
  • Yoko Kijima

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Asian Green Revolution is essentially technology-led and policy-supported, rather than policy-driven as is often assumed. That is, the development of semi-dwarf high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat by international agricultural research centres, such as International Rice Research Institute and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, induced subsequent public-sector investments in irrigation, credit programmes and national research and extension systems by increasing the rates of return to such investments. Moreover, responding to profitable opportunities created by the new technologies, both factor and product markets developed in Asia. This paper discusses what lessons sub-Saharan Africa should learn from the Asian experience, particularly in the area of technology policies. Copyright The author 2010. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Centre for the Study of African Economies. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) in its journal Journal of African Economies.

Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): suppl_2 ()
Pages: 60-76

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Handle: RePEc:oup:jafrec:v:19:y:2010:i:suppl_2:p:60-76

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  1. Kijima, Yoko & Otsuka, Keijiro & Futakuchi, Koichi, 2013. "The development of agricultural markets in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of rice in Uganda," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 8(4), October.
  2. Kijima, Yoko & Ito, Yukinori & Otsuka, Keijiro, 2010. "On the Possibility of a Lowland Rice Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa:," Working Papers 25, JICA Research Institute.
  3. Nakano, Yuko & Otsuka, Keijiro, 2010. "Determinants of Household Contributions to Collective Irrigation Management: A Case of the Doho Rice Scheme in Uganda," 2010 AAAE Third Conference/AEASA 48th Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa 95919, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE);Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA).
  4. Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei, 2013. "The Determinants of Technology Adoption:The Case of the Rice Sector in Tanzania," Working Papers 58, JICA Research Institute.
  5. 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.
  6. Nakano, Yuko & Bamba, Ibrahim & Diagne, Aliou & Otsuka, Keijiro & Kajisa, Kei, 2011. "The possibility of a rice green revolution in large-scale irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5560, The World Bank.
  7. Kijima, Yoko, 2012. "Expansion of Lowland Rice Production and Constraints on a Rice Green Revolution: Evidence from Uganda," Working Papers 49, JICA Research Institute.
  8. Isoto, Rosemary E. & Kraybill, David S. & Erbaugh, Mark J., 2014. "Impact of integrated pest management technologies on farm revenues of rural households: The case of smallholder Arabica coffee farmers," African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, African Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 9(2), April.

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