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A Rice Village Saga: Three Decades of Green Revolution in the Philippines

By: Yujiro Hayami and Masao Kikuchi

274 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Oct 1999 | #119630 | ISBN: 0333726170
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The rice belt of Laguna Province, Philippines (popularly known as the heartland of the Green Revolution, for its early adoption of modern rice varieties), has experienced dramatic economic and social changes during the last three decades. Besides the major advances in new rice technology, four major forces have prompted change: increasing population pressure on limited land, implementation of land reform programmes, developments in infrastructure such as irrigation and roads, and penetration of urban economic activities. A unique data set generated from eleven surveys during 1966-97 in a typical village in Laguna, as put together in this book, illustrates a pattern of socio-economic change shared by many irrigated rice areas in the Philippines as well as in other Asian economies.

'Provides a microscopic view of the process by which agricultural production systems, village community institutions and rural people's economic well-being have changed under the pressure of modernizing forces since 1996...(and) a unique dataset with tables and figures generated from many surveys in a typical Laguna de Bay village.' - AgraFood Asia


Abstract List of Figures List of Tables Preface Abbreviations Glossary Prologue Approach to a Village Chronology of the Village Population Growth and Evolution of Households Agrarian Structure and Land Reform Diffusion of New Rice Technology Community and State in Irrigation Management Community and Market in Labour Relations Farmers and Middlemen in Rice Marketing Emergence of Rural-Based Industries Income Growth and Distributional Change Epilogue Appendix A Appendix B Notes Bibliography Index

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YUJIRO HAYAMI is Professor of International Economics at Aoyama-Gakuin University and author of a number of studies of agriculture and economic development, among them, Agricultural Development (with V. Ruttan), Anatomy of Peasant Economy, Asian Village Economy at the Crossroads (with M. Kikuchi), and Economic Development: From the Poverty to the Wealth of Nations. His previous appointments include Professor of International Economics at Tokyo Metropolitan University and Agricultural Economist at the International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines. MASAO KIKUCHI is Professor of Agricultural Economics at Chiba University and the author of Asian Village at the Crossroads (with Y. Hayami). His previous appointments include Assoc. Ag. Economist at the International Rice Research

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