What Can Africa Learn from China’s Experience in Agricultural Development?

Recently there has been a growing interest in China’s rapid economic growth, particularly concerning the role of agriculture and its impact on poverty reduction. While China and Africa have developed their agricultural sectors under different historical conditions, this article proposes that China’s poverty reduction and smallholder-based agricultural policies can provide a useful model for African countries to develop their own strategies in agrarian change.

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© 2013 The Authors. IDS Bulletin © Institute of Development Studies. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Xiaoyun, L.; Lixia, T.; Xiuli, X.; Gubo, Q. and Haimin, W. (2013) 'What can Africa Learn from China's Experience in Agricultural Development?', IDS Bulletin 44.4: 31-4

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