Past Research Projects

An Empirical Analysis of Expanding Rice Production in Sub-Sahara Africa

The Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD) initiative, launched in May 2008 at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), is designed to help find medium- and long-term solutions to the problem of food availability in Africa and to reduce poverty by doubling the production of rice, one of Africa's major crops. In order to obtain clear recommendations for technological advances in sub-Saharan African agriculture, this study analyzes empirically how the CARD initiative serves to increase rice productivity and reduce poverty . The study will cover Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana and Senegal.

Research area
Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
Research period
2009.04.01 ~ 2014.08.31
Keijiro Otsuka
Research Partner

Research results (publications)