• RETRACTION NOTICE: Emergence of Producer Companies as Innovative Institutions for Agriculture Development in India: Issues and Challenges

    RETRACTION NOTICE: Emergence of Producer Companies as Innovative Institutions for Agriculture Development in India: Issues and Challenges

    Shilpa S K

    S K, Shilpa. 2020. "RETRACTED ARTICLE: Emergence of Producer Companies as Innovative Institutions for Agriculture Development in India: Issues and Challenges." Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development 17(2): 79-92. https://doi.org/10.37801/ajad2020.17.2.5

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  • AJAD Preprint: On the Archipelagic Ecology and the Economy of the Philippines

    AJAD Preprint: On the Archipelagic Ecology and the Economy of the Philippines

    Seeing the sea for its value as a vaster ecosystem platform (than land) for the country’s pandemic recovery and post-pandemic national development and security interests

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  • Latest Issue: AJAD Volume 18 Issue No. 1 (June 2021)

    Latest Issue: AJAD Volume 18 Issue No. 1 (June 2021)

    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.

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  • In the Era of Climate Change: Moving Beyond Conventional Agriculture in Thailand

    In the Era of Climate Change: Moving Beyond Conventional Agriculture in Thailand

    Suyeon Lee

    Thailand is ranked among the top 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change, and its farmers have faced the risk of natural disasters almost every year for nearly 30 years. However, those affected by climate change have also been the largest contributors to climate change, increasing the risks they will face in the near future. The intensive use of chemical...

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  • Assessing the Performance of Climate Smart Rice Production Systems in the Upper Part of the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta

    Assessing the Performance of Climate Smart Rice Production Systems in the Upper Part of the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta

    Dang Kim Khoi, Doan Minh Thu, Le Thi Ha Lien, Nguyen Thi Tam Ninh, Pham Duc Thinh, Do Huy Thiep, Dat Ngo Sy, Vu Thi Bich Ngoc, and Nguyen Phuong Anh

    Climate smart agriculture (CSA) has gained considerable attention in Vietnam due to its potential to increase food security and farming system resilience while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. In recent years, several CSA practices have been introduced in rice production, the most important sub-sector of Vietnam’s agriculture. However, few studies have been...

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  • Information Acquisition and Conservation Farming Practices for Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Vietnam

    Information Acquisition and Conservation Farming Practices for Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Vietnam

    Thi Quynh Anh Le, Yasuharu Shimamura, and Hiroyuki Yamada

    Soil fertility conservation has become an increasing concern in Vietnamese agriculture owing to the excessive use of agrochemicals. The use of organic fertilizers is considered an environment-friendly practice for sustainable agriculture. Although environmental awareness has emerged and production technologies of organic fertilizers have been introduced in recent...

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  • Productivity and Competitiveness of Garlic Production in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

    Productivity and Competitiveness of Garlic Production in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

    Ceptryl S. Mina, Salvador P. Catelo, and Carolyn D. Jimenez

    A total of 124 garlic farmers were selected and interviewed to evaluate the productivity and competitiveness of garlic farming in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The Technical efficiency (TE) was estimated using a stochastic frontier analysis or SFA based on the Cobb-Douglas production functional form, while the competitiveness of local garlic production was...

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  • An Adaptation of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) for Measuring Food Insecurity among Women in Socially-Backward Communities

    An Adaptation of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) for Measuring Food Insecurity among Women in Socially-Backward Communities

    Federica Onori, Preeti Dhillon, Konsam Dinachandra, Abdul Jaleel, Abhishek Saraswat, Reshmi R.S., Sayeed Unisa, and Vani Sethi

    Recent reviews on the use of experience-based food insecurity scales in the Indian context suggested the addition of "how often" related items to food insecurity modules to avoid overestimation of food insecurity, especially in underprivileged communities. Following this recommendation, we adapted the 8-item Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES), an...

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  • Analyzing Consumer Preferences for Credence Attributes of Fish and Fishery Products in Davao City, Philippines

    Analyzing Consumer Preferences for Credence Attributes of Fish and Fishery Products in Davao City, Philippines

    Miko Mariz C. Castro, Isabelita M. Pabuayon, Salvador P. Catelo, and Jose V. Camacho, Jr.

    Fish remains among the essential diet components in a typical Filipino household. As fish consumption rises, the manner of how it is caught is in question as it affects the quality of the fish. This study aims to analyze the importance of the two credence attributes of environmental sustainability and food safety in fish and fishery products in Davao City,...

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  • Exploring the ICT Preferences of Personnel from Agricultural Extension Organizations in the Northeastern Region of India

    Exploring the ICT Preferences of Personnel from Agricultural Extension Organizations in the Northeastern Region of India

    Anushree Baruah and G. Madan Mohan

    Although the public extension system in India is known to be one of the largest in the world, it still lacks coordinated effort in managing the links between research, extension, and farmers, resulting in non-uniform distribution of agricultural knowledge and technology. A vast majority of the population earning their livelihood through agriculture remain small and...

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  • BOOK REVIEW: China: Surpassing the Middle Income Trap

    BOOK REVIEW: China: Surpassing the Middle Income Trap

    Nattapong Puttanapong

    Since the 1990s, China's rapid growth has been attracting the attention of economists and policymakers globally. The continuous process of transforming the once centrally planned economy into the so-called "socialist market" country is the main development mechanism, progressively improving the balance between the two regimes. To shed light on the details of this process...

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  • BOOK REVIEW: Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential

    BOOK REVIEW: Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential

    Yoshihisa Godo

    The preface of this book starts with the sentence "Cooperatives are enterprises capable of building a better world," a quote from the United Nations' (UN's) declaration for the International Year of the Cooperatives in 2012, which reflects on increasing expectations for cooperative movements among major international organizations. For years, cooperative movements have...

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