The Green Revolution was responsible for spurring the success story in many Asian countries, triggering a rise in productivity and growth in the agricultural sector, which served as the basis for the rapid development of industry and services that shortly followed. Wiggins claims that the Green Revolution in fact never ended. Agricultural and livestock outputs have continued to rise since the start of the Green Revolution, despite the fact that the average farm size in Asia has decreased in size and have become part-time operations. This means that more agricultural outputs have been produced on less land per smallholder and with less time within a given year, as smallholders increasingly diversify their income through off-farm employment. The advancement of markets, roads, and private traders have helped drive the successful outcomes of agricultural development in Asia.
According to Wiggins, the experiences from Asia can be a positive message to Africa. He stated that the situation of some African countries resembles that of some Asian countries at the start of the Green Revolution. Positive transformations currently happening in rural Africa (e.g., new farmers, the adoption of new technologies, and solar pump miracles) can help people manage negative side effects of agriculture, such as the overuse of natural resource, and to meet new large challenges, such as environmental concerns, food insecurity, and malnutrition.