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Dawe, David et al. 
SUBJECT: nutritional value; crop land; paddy yields; consumer demand; poor farmers
Larson, Donald F. et al. [2010-11-01]
Asia's green revolution in rice was transformational and improved the lives of millions of poor households. Rice has become an increasingly important part of African diets and imports of rice have grown. Agronomists point out that large areas in Africa are well suited for rice and are encouraged by the field tests of new rice varieties. So is Africa poised for its own green revolution i ...
SUBJECT: degraded lands; paddy yields; agricultural labor; agricultural incentives; dry season
World Bank [2008-07-01]
There is increasing interest in climate change issues in Indonesia particularly in the lead-up to the COP13 or Copenhagen meeting in Bali in December 2007 when there was renewed focus on Indonesia as the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the world due to deforestation, peat-land degradation, and forest fires. In Indonesia, the agriculture sector employs the largest shar ...
SUBJECT: rice areas; species; farming activities; national emissions; agricultural extension
World Bank [2014-02-28]
Improving agricultural productivity and promoting exports are top priorities for the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Given the centrality of rice to the rejuvenation of agriculture in Myanmar, the rice sector is of critical importance, especially rice exports. The government announced ambitious targets of 2 million metric tons (tons)2 of rice exports by 2014/15 and 4 ...
SUBJECT: competitiveness; irri; paddy yields; rice husks; consumer demand
Powering Up Productivity in Rural Lao PDR : Stimulating Small and Medium Enterprises to Use Electricity for Income Generation
Tuntivate, Voravate Tig [2011-06]
This study s broad goal was to identify opportunities for promoting productive uses of electricity in existing as well as among new small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the rural villages of Lao PDR to generate income for rural people and promote economic development. To this end, the study team conducted a market analysis of current businesses and services, as well as major agro-proc ...
SUBJECT: food storage; technical standard; agricultural cooperatives; dry season; business activities
World Bank Group 
Cambodia’s rice harvests have been rising significantly since 2005, powered by improved and expanded irrigation and attractive farm gate prices. In 2010, the Cambodian government announced an export target of 1.0 million tons of milled rice by 2015. This analysis, which updates reports prepared in 2009 and 2011, seeks to identify short-term policy measures that can assist Cambodian expo ...
SUBJECT: competitiveness; logistics; border crossing; irri; trip
World Bank [2010-05]
The objective of the Agricultural Insurance pre-feasibility study is to identify the institutional, operational, technical and financial challenges for the development of agricultural risk transfer solutions and insurance for rice, fruit and vegetables, livestock, and the aquaculture sector in Guyana. The specific objectives of the study include: (i) to identify the production systems, ...
SUBJECT: paddy yields; crop insurance scheme; certification standards; catastrophic events; agricultural extension
Klytchnikova, Irina et al. [2006-08]
This paper analyzes the distributional impacts of trade reforms in rural areas of Bangladesh. The liberalization of trade in irrigation equipment and fertilizer markets during the early 1990s has led to structural changes in the agricultural sector and a significant increase in rice productivity. A resulting increase in output has been associated with a decline in producer and consumer rice pr ...
SUBJECT: labor markets; household size; price change; inequality; poor
Nakano, Yuko et al. [2011-02-01]
This paper investigates the potential of and constraints to a rice Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa's large-scale irrigation schemes, using data from Uganda, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal. The authors find that adequate irrigation, chemical fertilizer, and labor inputs are the key to high productivity. Chemical fertilizer is expensive in Uganda and Mozambique ...
SUBJECT: annual rainfall; irri; international food policy research institute; irrigation water; household size
Hayami, Yujiro [2001-10]
The process by which different ecological conditions and historical trajectories interacted to create different social and cultural systems resulted in major differences in economic development performance within Southeast Asia. In the late 19th century, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand commonly experienced vent-for-surplus development through exploitation of unused lands. Never ...
SUBJECT: coffee; international food policy research institute; rice areas; seedlings; terracing