Is rice improvement still making a difference? Assessing the economic, poverty and food security impacts of rice varieties released from 1989 to 2009 in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines

Raitzer, D. A. and Sparks, A. H. and Huelgas, Z. and Maligalig, R. and Balangue, Z. and Launio, C. and Daradjat, A. and Ahmed, H. U. (2015) Is rice improvement still making a difference? Assessing the economic, poverty and food security impacts of rice varieties released from 1989 to 2009 in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. Other monograph. CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council , Rome, Italy. [Report]

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Abstract

This is one of the three proposals funded through a competitive call for proposals to evaluate the links between agricultural research and poverty in 2011. More background on the SPIA project (Social impacts: poverty and hunger) can be found here.

The productivity impact of the initial diffusion of modern varieties (MVs) of rice across Asia during the 1960s through the 1980s, as part of the 'Green Revolution', is one of the most documented successes of international development assistance in agriculture. However, much less is known about whether continued efforts to further improve rice varieties are making similar contributions to on farm productivity. This study assesses the degree to which post 1989 MVs of rice have led to increased agricultural productivity, economic surplus, welfare for the poor, food security and environmental benefits in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.


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Item Type: Report (Other monograph)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Report submitted to the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC).
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 01:46
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 07:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: rice; productivity; improvements; agricultural research; poverty
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8204 Summer Grains and Oilseeds > 820402 Rice
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32419

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