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    The latest AJAD issue, Vol. 16 No. 1, contains seven articles and one book review that delves into the following: Bhutan’s gross national happiness concept at the farm level; the Malaysian rice self-sufficiency policy; constraints in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy region rice value chain; interlinkages in Vietnamese agro supply chains; adaptation of rice farming to slow-onset hazards in the Philippines; lessons in adaptive capacities in upland farming; youth involvement in agriculture in the Philippines; and a review of a book on sustainable intensification of agriculture. Read More
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    AJAD is the official journal of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE). Plenary and session papers from ASAE conferences are published in AJAD special issues. Read More
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    AJAD invites articles on inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD). AJAD's publisher, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has just begun its 10th Five-Year plan which focuses on ISARD. Read More
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About AJAD

The Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD), an international refereed journal, provides information and analysis on topics within the broad scope of agriculture and development. It publishes articles resulting from empirical, policy-oriented, or institutional development studies, as well as articles of perspectives on agriculture and development; political economy of rural development; and trade issues.

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Editorial Board

Meet AJAD's Editorial Board headed by Dr. Cielito F. Habito, Professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University and former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippines.


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Previous Articles

Averting Hunger and Food Insecurity in Asia

by Arsenio M. Balisacan (Volume 1, Issue 1)

The recent years have seen a resurgence of economic growth in Asia. The region’s growth of roughly 5% achieved in 2003 came close to the level achieved prior to the East Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s. Remarkably, too, despite this crisis that led most countries in East Asia to either a sharp economic slowdown or a contraction, the past decade had witnessed significant poverty reduction. Between 1990 and 2000, the number of people living on less than a dollar a day fell by about 243 million. Poverty incidence in East Asia declined from 29.46 percent to 15.6 percent, while that in South Asia fell from 41.3 percent to 31.1 percent.

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