On the Possibility of Rice Green Revolution in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Tanzania: An Assessment of Management Training and Credit Programs

  • Yuko Nakano
  • Kei Kajisa
  • Keijiro Otsuka
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 48)


In order to develop a strategy for a rice Green Revolution in sub-Saharan Africa, this study investigates the determinants of the adoption of new technologies and their impact on productivity of rice cultivation. We analyzed two kinds of data sets collected in Tanzania: a nationally representative cross-sectional data and a 3-year panel data of irrigated farmers in one district. We found that not only irrigation but also agronomic practices taught by training play key roles in increasing the adoption of modern technologies and the productivity of rice farming.


Rice production Tanzania Adoption of new technology Impact on productivity Agronomic practices Training 



We acknowledge Agape Kakumbula, Temba Vicent, and the other members of research team of International Rice Research Institute and Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania for collecting the data. Authors appreciate financial support from the Japan International Corporation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Japan International Center for Agricultural Sciences, and the Global Center of Excellence Program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Ministry of Education of Japan, for data collection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.School of International Politics, Economics, and CommunicationAoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.National Graduate Institute for Policy StudiesTokyoJapan

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