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On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies (English)

Improving the productivity of smallholder farms in Sub-Saharan Africa offers the best chance to reduce poverty among this generation of rural poor, by building on the limited resources farming households already possess. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7710 JUN 20, 2016

Larson,Donald F.; Muraoka,Rie; Otsuka,Keijiro Disclosed

Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in Chinese agriculture (English)

This paper uses farm panel data from China to examine the dynamics of land transactions, machine investments, and the demand for machine services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7138 DEC 01, 2014

Wang, Xiaobing; Yamauchi, Futoshi; Otsuka, Keijiro; Huang, Jikun Disclosed

Productivity growth and job creation in the development process of industrial clusters (English)

Poor management has long been suspected as a major constraint on job creation in the manufacturing sector in low-income countries. In this sector, countless micro and small enterprises in industrial clusters account for a large share of employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6280 NOV 01, 2012

Sonobe, Tetsushi; Higuchi, Yuki; Otsuka, Keijiro Disclosed

Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms ? an exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesis (English)

In Africa, most development strategies include efforts to improve the productivity of staple crops grown on smallholder farms. An underlying premise is that small farms are productive in the African context and that smallholders do not forgo economies of scale -- a premise supported by the often observed phenomenon that staple cereal yields decline as the scale of production increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6190 SEP 01, 2012

Larson, Donald F.; Otsuka, Keijiro; Matsumoto, Tomoya; Kilic, Talip Disclosed

A cluster-based industrial development policy for low-income countries (English)

The need to construct an effective strategy for industrial development in low-income countries has been largely ignored by development economists because industrial policies have failed in many developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5703 JUN 01, 2011

Otsuka, Keijiro; Sonobe, Tetsushi Disclosed

The possibility of a rice green revolution in large-scale irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

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. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5560 FEB 01, 2011

Nakano, Yuko; Bamba, Ibrahim; Diagne, Aliou; Otsuka, Keijiro; Kajisa, Kei Disclosed

Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ? (English)

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. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5478 NOV 01, 2010

Larson, Donald F.; Otsuka, Keijiro; Kajisa, Kei; Estudillo, Jonna; Diagne, Aliou Disclosed

The role of rural labor markets in poverty reduction : evidence from Asia and East Africa (English)

By using long-term panel data sets of rural households in the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, and India and cross-sectional data sets in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, this report examines the roles of labor markets in long-term poverty reduction in Asia in comparison with the current situation in East Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 41370 OCT 31, 2006

Otsuka, Keijiro; Yamano, Takashi

Toward the rural-based development of commerce and industry - selected experiences from East Asia (English)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the production and trade contracts now being tried at the grass-roots level in support of rural based industrialization. ... See More +

Publication 18348 MAY 31, 1998

Bhatt, V. V.; Lane, David; Jung-Hwan Lee; Deqiang Liu; Yujiro Hayami [editor}; Motoshige Itoh; BenjaJirapatpimol; Toshihiko Kawagoe; Masao Kikuchi; Ak Ohno; Keijiro Otsuka; Masayuki Tanimoto; Kazuo Wada