The authors would like to thank James Putzel, Henry Berstein, David Rohrbach and Hans P. Binswanger for their useful comments on the original article. Special thanks to Ian Scoones for his comments and revisions.
What can Africa Learn from China's Experience in Agricultural Development?
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2013
© 2013 The Authors. IDS Bulletin © 2013 Institute of Development Studies
Special Issue: China and Brazil in African Agriculture by Ian Scoones, Lidia Cabral and Henry Tugendhat
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 31–41, July 2013
How to Cite
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: 31–41. doi: 10.1111/1759-5436.12040
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2013
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.