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On the Possibility of Rice Green Revolution in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Tanzania: An Assessment of Management Training and Credit Programs

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  • Nakano, Yuko
  • Kajisa, Kei
  • Otsuka, Keijiro

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In order to develop a strategy for a rice Green Revolution in sub-Saharan Africa, this study investigates the determinants of the adoption of new technologies and their impact on productivity of rice cultivation. We analyzed two kinds of data sets collected in Tanzania: a nationally representative cross-sectional data and a three-year panel data of irrigated farmers in one district. We found that not only irrigation but also agronomic practices taught by training play key roles in increasing the adoption of modern technologies and the productivity of rice farming

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  • Nakano, Yuko & Kajisa, Kei & Otsuka, Keijiro, 2015. "On the Possibility of Rice Green Revolution in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Tanzania: An Assessment of Management Training and Credit Programs," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 212036, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. Larson,Donald F. & Muraoka,Rie & Otsuka,Keijiro, 2016. "On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7710, The World Bank.
    2. Ragasa, Catherine & Chapoto, Anthony, 2016. "Limits to green revolution in rice in Africa: The case of Ghana:," IFPRI discussion papers 1561, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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    Rice production; Tanzania; Adoption of new technology; impact on productivity; agronomic practices; training; Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy;

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