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dc.creatorBelton, B.en_US
dc.creatorThida Win, M.en_US
dc.creatorzhang, X.en_US
dc.creatorFilipski, M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-09T08:46:14Z
dc.date.available2021-06-09T08:46:14Z
dc.identifier.citationBelton, B. Win, M. T. Zhang, X. & Filipski, M. (2021). The rapid rise of agricultural mechanization in Myanmar. Food Policy, 101, 102095.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0306-9192en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/4746
dc.description.abstractThe past decade has seen a resurgence of interest in the role of mechanization in agricultural development. This literature has given rise to debates over the design of institutions and policies to facilitate accelerated mechanization, the role of outsourcing services in overcoming problems of access to machinery, and questions regarding the future of smallholder agriculture. We contribute to these debates using two pairs of complementary demand side (farm household) and supply side (agricultural machinery retailer) surveys, implemented in Myanmar in 2016 and 2017 across two major agro-ecological zones. Our analysis provides evidence that extremely rapid agricultural mechanization took place during the period of political and economic reforms from 2011 to 2020. In both zones surveyed, use of machinery for land preparation, harvesting, and threshing was close to scale-neutral due to a dynamic outsourcing services market. Rather than representing a single transformational change, mechanization’s broad appeal to farm households results from an accumulation of incremental, overlapping, complementary advantages. These include labor savings, reduced drudgery, convenience, increased speed and timeliness of operations, improved ability to manage weather-related risks, and reduced loss of grain during harvesting. We provide examples of policies on trade, finance, and land tenure that contributed to this transformation with practical implications for ongoing policy debates on mechanization in other countries, and suggest some generalizable lessons.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.sourceFood Policy;101,(2021)en_US
dc.subjectsmallholderen_US
dc.subjectoutsourcing servicesen_US
dc.titleThe rapid rise of agricultural mechanization in Myanmaren_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.crpPOLICIES, INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETSen_US
cg.coverage.regionGlobalen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmyanmaren_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural mechanizationen_US
cg.subject.agrovocasiaen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFishen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationMichigan State Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Food Policy Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationNational School of Development, Peking Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Georgiaen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheriesen_US
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous themesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102095en_US


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