• Latest Preprint: Evaluation Criteria for the Suitability of Apple Cultivation in Kashmir Valley, India

    Latest Preprint: Evaluation Criteria for the Suitability of Apple Cultivation in Kashmir Valley, India

    Fayaz Ahmad Lone, M. Imran Ganaie, Showkat A. Ganaie, M. Shafi Bhat, and Javeed Ahmad Rather

    The study aims to provide viable criteria to assess land suitability for apple growing in Kashmir Valley, India. It used a Delphi survey and the analytical hierarchical process (AHP) approach to determine factors influencing apple production. The evaluation criteria were obtained through multiple rounds of the Delphi survey of stakeholders. The Delphi outcome was...

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  • Latest Issue: AJAD Volume 19 Number 2 (December 2022)

    Latest Issue: AJAD Volume 19 Number 2 (December 2022)

    Experts weigh in on food crisis threats and other agri hurdles, propose responses

    The latest papers published in the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) discuss grim possibilities of a world food crisis—brought about by the war in Ukraine, climate shocks experienced by major food granaries, and of course, COVID—and a variety of country-specific hurdles in agriculture and development in Asia. Equally important with these debacles are tested responses offered by the authors, which could hopefully replicate positive outcomes.

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  • How to Manage a World Food Crisis: A Viewpoint

    How to Manage a World Food Crisis: A Viewpoint

    C. Peter Timmer

    As this is written in mid-September 2022, the world is facing a potential food crisis worse than any since World War II. With a devastating war in Ukraine launched by Russia in late February 2022, a historic drought and heat wave in China, and an uneven monsoon in South Asia, food supplies from several of the world’s largest granaries are highly uncertain at...

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  • Agricultural Transformation in Asia: Experiences and Emerging Challenges

    Agricultural Transformation in Asia: Experiences and Emerging Challenges

    Aziz Rahman Arya

    Agriculture plays a key role in economic development, alleviating poverty and malnutrition, especially in the early stages of agricultural development. Several studies have demonstrated that neglecting agriculture, especially at the early stages of industrialization, can disrupt the process of economic transformation. This paper reviews the process of agricultural...

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  • Perceptions on the Challenges of Banana Cultivation and Bio-Based Technology Use Among Malaysian Smallholder Farmers

    Perceptions on the Challenges of Banana Cultivation and Bio-Based Technology Use Among Malaysian Smallholder Farmers

    Nurzatil Sharleeza Mat Jalaluddin and Rofina Yasmin Othman

    Bananas are one of the most commonly grown fruit crops in Malaysia, but local production has declined in recent years. Through site visits and interviews with 74 smallholder banana farmers, this study sought to know the current situation of the local smallholder banana industry, the challenges faced in commercial banana cultivation, and the use of bio-based...

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  • What Happened to PhilRice's Microtiller? A Scaling Study

    What Happened to PhilRice's Microtiller? A Scaling Study

    Jaime A. Manalo IV, Louie Gerard F. Orcullo, Teresa Joi P. de Leon, and Marco Antonio M. Baltazar

    This study inquires on the outscaling of the microtiller, a machine developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in the 1990s to address the tedious rice land cultivation in the Cordillera highlands of the Philippines. Stakeholders of the project were interviewed, particularly staff members of PhilRice and the Department of Agriculture...

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  • Fish and Fishery Products Trade by India: Trends, Competitiveness and Comparative Advantage

    Fish and Fishery Products Trade by India: Trends, Competitiveness and Comparative Advantage

    Nabin Babu Khanal and Uttam Deb

    This study analyzes the trends and determines the comparative advantage and competitiveness of India’s fish and fishery products trade in the world market and of India’s exports to 10 major destinations over the period of 2000–2021. We use the revealed symmetric comparative advantage (RSCA) index to quantify India’s comparative advantage in...

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  • Gender Gap in Mobile-Banking Use in Rural Northern Bangladesh

    Gender Gap in Mobile-Banking Use in Rural Northern Bangladesh

    Farhana Islam, Atsushi Chitose, and Motoi Kusadokoro

    Mobile banking (M-bank), a newly introduced technology, can improve women’s access to financial services. This study empirically estimates the effect of a husband’s and wife’s socioeconomic characteristics, relative differences in age and education, and household characteristics on M-bank use in northern Bangladesh, exploring the presence and...

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  • BOOK REVIEW | Agri-Based Bioeconomy: Reintegrating Trans-Disciplinary Research and Sustainable Development Goals

    BOOK REVIEW | Agri-Based Bioeconomy: Reintegrating Trans-Disciplinary Research and Sustainable Development Goals

    Anwar Naseem

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