The African Food Crisis: Lessons from the Asian Green Revolution.

Göran Djurfeldt (Editor), Hans Holmén (Editor), Magnus Jirström (Editor), Rolf Larsson (Editor)

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This book is the outcome of a three-year project coordinated by a group of Swedish researchers and 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. Case studies of eight African and eight Asian countries (focusing on the early part of the Green Revolution) were carried out. Based on these studies the book presents a causal and explanatory model of Asian green revolutions and discusses why it has occurred in Asia, but not in Africa.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCABI Publishing
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)978-0-85199-998-0
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Geography
  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • Asian agriculture
  • agricultural development
  • Green Revolution
  • food policy
  • African agriculture
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • sociology
  • geography
  • sociologi


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