Agricultural Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries and China

Author/Editor:

Mahmood Hasan Khan ; Mohsin S. Khan

Publication Date:

April 1, 1995

Summary:

Agriculture remains the dominant sector in the economies of most Sub-Saharan African countries. However, the experience of agricultural growth in the region stands in sharp contrast to the robust performance of agriculture in many Asian countries, particularly China. In a number of African countries, labor productivity has fallen and land productivity has not risen significantly. In China, on the other hand, land and labor productivities have increased steadily over the past two decades. An examination of factors underlying the contrasting experiences of China and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals important differences in the institutional and policy environments affecting the use of new and profitable technologies to raise land and labor productivities.

Series:

Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment No. 95/7

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 1995

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451971248/1934-7456

Stock No:

PPIEA0071995

Price:

$10.00 (Academic Rate:$10.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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