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The African Food Crisis: Lessons from the Asian Green Revolution

Edited By: G Djurfeldt, H Holmen, M Jirstrom and R Larsson

288 pages, no illustrations

CABI Publishing

Hardback | May 2005 | #153095 | ISBN: 0851999980
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NHBS Price: £84.99 $107/€101 approx

About this book

Why can Asia now feed its rapidly growing population, but Africa continues to experience famine? This book is the outcome of a three-year project coordinated by a group of Swedish researchers with collaborating scholars from Africa and Asia. It provides a comparative study between Asian agricultural development during the Green Revolution in food production and the current problematic agricultural situation in sub-Saharan Africa. Based on case studies of eight African and eight Asian countries (focusing on the early part of the Green Revolution), this book presents a causal and explanatory model of Asian green revolutions. It discusses why such progress has been made in Asia, but has not yet occurred in Africa. It also examines the implications of the case studies for future development in Africa.


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