An African Green Revolution: Finding Ways to Boost by Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson

By Keijiro Otsuka, Donald F. Larson

This quantity explores the usefulness of the Asian version of agricultural improvement for Africa, the place, even earlier than the new international nutrition predicament, part the inhabitants lived on below on buck an afternoon, and a superb one in 3 humans and one 3rd of all kids have been undernourished. Africa has considerable normal assets; agriculture offers such a lot of its jobs, a 3rd of nationwide source of revenue and a bigger component of overall export gains. but the degrees of land and hard work productiveness rank one of the worst on the planet. The publication explains Africa’s productiveness hole and proposes how one can shut it, through studying fresh event in Africa and through drawing on classes from Asia.

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High-input agriculture. The story of NERICA, a variety of upland rice developed for Africa, is reviewed and experiences from East and West Africa are explored in Chaps. 6 and 7. A case study of Uganda in Chap. 6 examines the importance of preserving seed quality, once modern varieties are introduced. It also looks at the provision of new milling capacity by the private sector following the introduction of NERICA and how milling capacity affects the initial stage of NERICA dissemination. Chapter 7 looks at whether, in practice, NERICA provides higher yields once adopted.

The Green Revolution in SSA could include more than one commodity as none of which dominates; we argue that such Green Revolution should include rice for a number of reasons. 1 Introduction There were fears in the 1950s and the early 1960s that the tropical Asian rice-based economy would be experiencing massive famine and starvation because the region had already reached its cultivation frontier – the limit of new land available for rice production – without any favorable prospect for increasing rice production from the existing paddy fields.

To the extent that continuous improvement of MVs yield is achieved assisted by increased fertilizer application, the first term tends to be large. On the other hand, the last term tends to be large, when the yield gap between MVs and TVs is large, which is particularly the case when MVs are grown under irrigated condition and TVs are grown under rainfed condition. We expect that the contribution of the change in TV yield is small. 2 Sources of Yield Growth MVs have been continuously improved by IRRI, which is located in the Philippines.

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