African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638


Analytical globalized state intervention model in rice production development

Iraj Malekmohammadi, Seyed Jamal Farajollah Hosseini, Saeed Yazdani and Shahin Shadfar*
Department of Agricultural Development, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran – Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 November 2010
  •  Published: 04 May 2011


States are interfering in all economic sectors. States intervention is an accepted driven factor in many developing countries. On the other hand, rice is half of the world’s population food. In addition, rice self-sufficiency is the desire of many Asian countries where rice is a food security matter. This paper is about state intervention in major rice producing countries, and how to identify common areas of state intervention in rice production development. Different state policies in rice sector in world top rice producing countries are reviewed and compared. Based on the universally explored policies affecting rice production, the global theoretical model for the state intervention is proposed to secure rice production increase/development.


Key words: Rice production development, state intervention, policy making model.