An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms by Keijiro OtsukaAn African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms by Keijiro Otsuka

An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small Farms

byKeijiro OtsukaEditorDonald F. Larson

Paperback | January 29, 2015

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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.

Title:An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost Productivity on Small FarmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pagesPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401783683

ISBN - 13:9789401783682

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Table of Contents


1. An Overview

Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson, and Peter B. R. Hazell

Part I: Climate and the Transferability of Asian Green Revolution to Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Lessons from the Asian Green Revolution in Rice

Jonna P. Estudillo and Keijiro Otsuka

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

Yuko Nakano, Ibrahim Bamba, Aliou Diagne, Keijiro Otsuka, and Kei Kajisa

4. The Declining Impacts of Climate on Crop Yields during the Green Revolution in India, 1972-2002

Takuji Tsusaka and Keijiro Otsuka

5. The Impact of Technological Changes on Crop Yields in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1967 to 2004

Takuji Tsusaka and Keijiro Otsuka

Part II: Prospects for Upland Rice and Maize Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

6. Causes and Consequences of NERICA Adoption in Uganda

Yoko Kijima and Keijiro Otsuka

7. Impact of NERICA Adoption on Rice Yield: Evidence from West Africa

Aliou Diagne, Soul-Kifouly Gnonna Midingoyi, and Florent Kinkingninhoun

8. Maize Revolutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Melinda Smale, Derek Byerlee, and Thom Jayne

9. Maize, Soil Fertility, Fertilizer, and the Green Revolution in East Africa

Tomoya Matsumoto and Takashi Yamano

Part III: The Role of Fertilizer Markets and Fertilizer Application

10. Chemical Fertilizer, Organic Fertilizer, and Cereal Yields in India

Kei Kajisa and N. Venkatesa Palanichamy

11. The Demand for Fertilizer when Markets are Incomplete: Evidence from Ethiopia

Daniel Zerfu and Donald F. Larson

12. Technology Adoption in Agriculture: Evidence from Experimental Intervention in Maize Production in Uganda

Tomoya Matsumoto, Takashi Yamano, and Dick Sserunkuuma

Part IV: Conclusion

13. Towards a Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

Keijiro Otsuka and Donald F. Larson