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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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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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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

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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