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Title Korea’s Development Experience in the Rice Sector and its Implications for Africa
Author Young Ho Park
Date 2019-08-14
File KIEP opinions_no169.pdf 

Korea’s experiences in the attainment of rice self-sufficiency and agricultural transformation could serve as useful and beneficial references for agricultural development in Africa on the grounds that most of the African countries and Korea share common experiences in the initial conditions of agricultural development. That is, the agricultural sector was the staple industry in which the majority of population conducted their livelihoods. In the absence of technology and capital required for economic development, agriculture in Africa and Korea was perhaps the only sector that served as a point of departure in the journey towards national development.