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Agricultural Development in Asia and Africa

Essays in Honor of Keijiro Otsuka

  • This book is open access, which means you have free access to the eBook.

  • Provides an assessment whether the Asian agricultural development experience is being replicated in contemporary Africa

  • Uses long-term household-level panel data from Asia and Africa.

  • Written by top scholars in Asian and African development.

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Table of contents (27 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction: Agricultural Development in Asia and Africa

    • Jonna P. Estudillo, Yoko Kijima, Tetsushi Sonobe
    Pages 1-17Open Access
  3. Green Revolution in Asia and Africa

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. The Central Luzon Loop Survey: Rice Farming in the Philippines from 1966 to 2021

      • Kei Kajisa, Piedad Moya, Fe Gascon
      Pages 33-47Open Access
    3. Diffusion of Submergence-Tolerant Rice in South Asia

      • Takashi Yamano
      Pages 49-62Open Access
    4. How Can We Achieve Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa? The Case of Tanzania

      • Yuko Nakano, Eustadius Francis Magezi
      Pages 75-86Open Access
    5. RePEAT: Looking Back on 20 Years of Achievements

      • Yoko Kijima, Rayner Tabetando
      Pages 99-112Open Access
  4. Transformation of the Rural Economy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
    2. Facilitating Inclusive Use of ICTs in Rural China

      • Jikun Huang, Lanlan Su, Xinyu Liu
      Pages 197-211Open Access
    3. EdTech for Equity in China: Can Technology Improve Teaching for Millions of Rural Students?

      • Cody Abbey, Ma Yue, Guirong Li, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle
      Pages 213-229Open Access

About this book

This Open Access book explores the multifaceted nature of agricultural and rural development in Asia and examines the extent to which the Asian experience is being replicated in contemporary Africa. This volume compiles the works of top scholars who provided analyses and evidences from household-level surveys collected for many years in several parts of Asia and Africa. The most important finding presented in this book is that African agricultural development has evolved following the pathways of Asian agricultural development. The common pathways are borrowed technology from abroad and adaptive research in rice farming; secured property rights on natural resources; adoption of ICTs; investments in human capital, including training; and launching of the high-value agriculture. In both continents, agricultural development started in the crop sector, which had a strong tendency to induce the dynamic development of other sectors in rural areas.

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Agricultural development
  • Rural development
  • Green Revolution
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Agricultural technology
  • Rice farming
  • Keijiro Otsuka Festschrift

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

    Jonna P. Estudillo

  • Department of Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan

    Yoko Kijima

  • Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Tokyo, Japan

    Tetsushi Sonobe

About the editors

Jonna P. Estudillo is professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE). Prior to UPSE, she served as professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. Her research interests include poverty, economic mobility, gender, and green revolution.

Yoko Kijima is Vice-President and Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. Before joining GRIPS, she was an associate professor at University of Tsukuba. Her research interests include rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with a focus on agricultural development, poverty reduction, conflict and health, and public sector reform. 

Tetsushi Sonobe is the Dean and CEO of the ADB Institute (ADBI), the Tokyo-based think tank of the Asian Development Bank. Previously he was Vice President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan. He is a development economist and holds a PhD in economics from Yale University.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Agricultural Development in Asia and Africa

  • Book Subtitle: Essays in Honor of Keijiro Otsuka

  • Editors: Jonna P. Estudillo, Yoko Kijima, Tetsushi Sonobe

  • Series Title: Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-5542-6

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-5541-9Published: 02 December 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-5544-0Published: 02 December 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-5542-6Published: 01 December 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2524-5023

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-5031

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIII, 387

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Development Studies, Agriculture

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)