International Sugar Journal

The clock is ticking for the top sugar countries in East Asia [Full subscriber]

Abstract The nineteen seventies and eighties were decades that witnessed a green revolution in East Asia as countries achieved greatly improved agricultural yields and productivity. However, despite the impressive advances, farm sizes remained relatively unchanged whilst economies grew, and urbanisation reduced the percentage of the population in agriculture.China was a latecomer to the green revolution, but through reforms to agriculture started in the late eighties increased productivity by transforming from a control to a market-driven economy despite the constraint of limited agricultural land and losses due to poor storage. However, as we look towards the next 50 years, many countries in…

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