• New studies assess Asian agri initiatives, propose sustainability and food security policies

    Studies on policy and institutional structures, contextualized assessment tools, and stakeholders’ preferences around sustainable agriculture and food security concerns are the major themes of the AJAD June 2021 issue. Seven full papers and two book reviews constitute AJAD volume 18 no. 1, spotlighting Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, India, and the Asia Pacific. 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
  • Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation

    AJAD invites papers focused on the overarching theme "Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN)." AJAD's publisher, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), embarked on its 11th Five-Year Plan which focuses on ATTAIN. 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

Reconceiving Food Security and Environmental Protection

by Lindsay Falvey (Volume 1, Issue 2)

The twin issues of food security and environmental protection for the remainder of the century will be defined by expectations that the population will continue to grow to 11 billion, mainly in less developed countries (LDCs), as well as by human behavior. This paper considers conventional analyses of food demand and compares these with wider philosophical perspectives that may modify approaches to agricultural science.

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Integration Options of ASEAN Transition Economies

by Ramon L. Clarete (Volume 1, Issue 2)

This paper looks into the relative merits of two approaches—participation in preferential trading agreements (PTAS) and multilateralism, as exemplified by membership in the World Trade Organization—both of which lead to the path of integration with the world economy. Four ASEAN transition countries with relatively large agricultural sectors are examined.

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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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A Participatory Framework to Identify Gross National Happiness Issues for the Development of Smallholder Mixed Farming Systems in Bhutan

by Henk M.J. Udo, Tashi Samdup, Akke J. van der Zijpp (Volume 11, Issue 2)

This paper presents a participatory methodological framework to identify Gross National Happiness (GNH) issues at the smallholder level in Bhutan. GNH is a development paradigm of Bhutan that has increasingly drawn international attention. Its four pillars are sustainable and equitable socioeconomic development, preservation of the environment, preservation and promotion of culture, and promotion of good governance. Since GNH is usually discussed at the national level, its domains and indicators have been defined through a top-down intellectual exercise, with possibly limited relevance of the major issues for most rural Bhutanese, which represent 69 percent of the country’s population. The methodology applied in this study was useful in identifying key GNH issues from a systems perspective at the smallholder level.

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