Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
asiapacific.csee also asiapacific.cc
3 miracle asia models give hope to worldwide millennials because they all offer win-win patterns of world trade -note the 21st century needs to be one of valuing abundance of how actionable knowhow multiplies value in use and when linked through trusted grassroots networks- very opposite to zero-sum consuming up things models that were rife in the 20th and extractive. externalisation century
japan from 1962 focused on internal food security (fresh fish, rice, yam ,,,..) and external world class quality innovation fast moving sectors that changed what modern life could be about everywhere -electronics, reliable cars etc - its model also planted in eg south korea -japan as a top 3 nation in second half of 20th century has benefited from governments spending less than 5% on arms compared with many big governments 20% and aid policies which genuinely shared knowledge with peoples - for world leading crop science see nippon institute- for cooperative trade development study the JICA family of agencies and citizen exchnanges
expatriate chinese model was superport trading and (hong kong, singapore, taiwan) and then supporting metacities - first in such asian countries as Indonesia's Jakarta, Thailand's Bangkok . Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur (in 4th quarter of 20th C mainland china)- - by 1976 expatriate china was already the 3rd largest wealth dynamic- so while mainland china's race to develop has been miraculous and merits celebration by all entrepreneurial millennials , it was a unique case
bangladesh however provides arguable the greatest miracle of all poverty ended by the poorest village mothers networking
Asia Pacific 70 year journey starting in 1945 - may 12, The Economist
1962 tracking how japan rose to number 2
the rise of south korea
Asian Tigers and other Asia Rising
The Critical Impact of Rice Trade
21 sept 1946 Malaya's dependent on market for rubber could not be over-estimated
How Free Asia Emerged ...
The challenges facing the world today to increase food supplies by more than 50 percent over the coming decades in the face of climate change are arguably much greater than those faced by us 50 years ago. Powerful social and economic drivers also will transform the nature of agricultural production in developing countries. This is particularly the case for rice, the primary food for over 70 percent of the world’s poor. To fight poverty and hunger globally, rice must be part of the solution.
The agricultural science community is in the midst of a nested set of scientific and technical revolutions—in such areas as breeding, agronomic practices, pest and disease management, and mechanization—that will help fundamentally transform agriculture to meet some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change, and achieving food and nutrition security.
Dr. Robert S. Zeigler, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)—the world’s premiere organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science—will discuss a range of scientific advances that will directly impact the future of global rice supplies, the sustainability of intensive rice production systems so characteristic of Asian landscapes, such as Bangladesh, Nepal, and India, and the lives of farmers and consumers. Examples from Africa will also be discussed, where demand for rice is growing phenomenally at around 20 percent, per annum.
. a look at the most cheering chart in the world of 1970s -how Asian countries started benchmarking Japan's 500% rise in sustainable rice production makes one wonder why isn't this data publically webbable -or is it?