Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development

The Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD), an international refereed journal first published in 2004, provides information and analysis on topics within the broad scope of agriculture and development.

As the official journal of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA),

it promotes greater awareness of the latest findings in research, state-of-the-art technologies, new methodologies, and policy concerns in inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development.

It publishes articles resulting from empirical, policy-oriented, or institutional development studies, as well as articles of perspectives on agriculture and development; political economy of rural development; and trade issues.

Published twice a year in June and December, AJAD is indexed in the

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of the Web of Science (WoS),
  • EBSCO Information Services,
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc),
  • AgEcon Search,
  • Socio-economic Research Portal for the Philippines (SERP-P),
  • CAB Abstracts,
  • ASEAN Citation Index (ACI),
  • The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL), and the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC).



AJAD publishes papers primarily covering Southeast, South, and East Asia only tackling the following scope of agriculture and development:

  • globalization
  • agricultural investments
  • technical efficiency
  • agricultural labor and markets
  • biodiversity conservation
  • technological adoption
  • credit and microfinance
  • environmental management
  • sustainable development
  • inclusive and sustainable agriculture
  • geographical information systems
  • natural resource management
  • consumer behavior and preferences
  • water resources management
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • urban agriculture         
  • social capital
  • trade reforms
  • impact evaluation
  • multilateral arrangements
  • food value chain
  • project analysis
  • public policy reforms
  • political economy
  • rural development
  • urban-rural migration
  • climate change adaptation
  • food security initiatives
  • community development
  • precision agriculture technologies
  • agricultural policies and governance
  • comparative and competitive advantages

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