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Maize in Asia   
Maize in Asia
Changing Markets and Incentives

Editors: Ashok Gulati and John Dixon

Hard Bound Book (6" x 9¼") :   Pages : 490
2008  Edition   :   ISBN 13: 978-81-7188-663-0
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ABOUT THE BOOK :

 

Over the past several decades Asia’s maize economy has expanded significantly, and in recent years Asia’s share of maize production has risen more rapidly. It is poised to grow even further, owing to direct and indirect demand generated from the region’s burgeoning animal feed and industrial sectors. This study covers seven Asian countries, namely China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Together, these countries generate over 90 per cent of Asia’s maize production, and a quarter of the world’s maize supply. The basic objectives of the study were to:

• review the production, consumption and trade in maize in Asia;

• highlight the policy environment in each country;

• analyse the incentives available for maize producers; and

• forecast the nature of the maize economy in Asia in 2025.

In recent years there has been no comprehensive study of maize policies in Asia. This book has emerged from a broader collaboration between CIMMYT, IFPRI, IFAD and seven Asian NARS (National Agricultural Research Systems) aimed at gaining a better under-standing of the maize policy environment in Asia.

As national policy making and global trade regimes become increasingly more dynamic and diverse, this book will foster constructive dialogue, and serve as a guide to policymakers in the region in their efforts to craft more effective and equitable policies for maize in Asia, and the world in general.

Excerpts from the Foreword:

"The maize economy is one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the world, with major engine of growth being the demand for feed in the Asian region. Such rapid growth of the Asian maize economy is a major potential source of national economic growth and of significant poverty reduction, and thus warrants closer analysis to underpin policy dialogue.

"This study covers seven Asian countries that, together, represent over 90 per cent of maize production in Asia and one quarter of the global supply: China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. In recent years there has been no other comprehensive study of the maize policies in Asia and it is hoped that the book will shed light on the complex, and in places, distorted maize economy in Asia.”

   
 
   
  About the editors:    
 
   
 

Ashok Gulati - Director in Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi, India.

John M. Dixon - Director Impacts Targeting and Assessment Unit, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico.

   

CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

  1. Introduction and Overview
    — Nikolas Wada, Cheng Feng and Ashok Gulati

  2. Maize Systems in Asia
    — Roberta Gerpacio

  3. China: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Jikun Huang and Scott Rozelle

  4. India: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Sudha Narayanan, Sara Dalafi and Ashok Gulati

  5. Indonesia: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Kecuk Suhariyanto

  6. Nepal: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Kamal Raj Paudyal

  7. The Philippines: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Achilles C. Costales

  8. Thailand: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Benchaphun Ekasingh and Kuson Thong-Ngam

  9. Vietnam: Maize Economy, Incentives and Policies
    — Nguyen Tri Khiem, Mai Xuan Trieu, Tran Dinh Thao and Dang Thanh Ha

  10. The Asian Maize Economy in 2025
    — Walter P. Falcon

  11. Asian Maize Trade and Value Chains: The Unfolding Transformation
    — John Dixon, Lanier Nalley and Jon Hellin


CONTRIBUTORS:

Achilles C. Costales, Livestock Economist, Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.

Sara Dalafi, Consultant, TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World Trieste, Italy.

John M. Dixon, Director, Impacts Targeting and Assessment Unit, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico.

Benchaphun Ekasingh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics/Multiple Cropping Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Walter P. Falcon, Farnsworth Professor of International Agricultural Policy (Emeritus) and Co-Director of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.

Cheng Feng, Economist in the Trade and Markets Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Roberta V. Gerpacio, Project Development Specialist, Research and Development Department, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.

Ashok Gulati, Director in Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi, India.

Dang Thanh Ha, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Jonathan Hellin, Poverty and Value Chain Specialist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).

Jikun Huang, Professor and Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Nguyen Tri Khiem, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Economics, An Giang University, An Giang, Vietnam.

Lawton Lanier Nalley, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, The University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA.

Sudha Narayanan, Doctoral Student, Department of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Kamal Raj Paudyal, Consultant, CIMMYT, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Scott Rozelle, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis.

Kecuk Suhariyanto, Head of Statistical Analysis Division, BPS-Statistics Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tran Dinh Thao, Lecturer, Hanoi Agricultural University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Kuson Thong-Ngam, Researcher, Multiple Cropping Center, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Mai Xuan Trieu, Vice-Director, National Maize Research Institute, Dan Phuong, Ha Tay, Vietnam.

Nikolas Wada, Ph.D. candidate (Epidemiology), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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