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Feeding a world population of more than eight billion people : a challenge to science

Author: J C Waterlow; Rank Prize Funds.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press in association with the Rank Prize Funds, 1998.
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"This book takes a critical look at the immediate challenges for feeding the population just a generation from now. Based on the 10th International Symposium sponsored by the Nutrition Committee and the Trustees of the Rank Prize Funds, the volume examines the full range of related issues, from food economics to resource allocation and crop yields. Beginning with an analysis of future food needs, the articles cover  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C Waterlow; Rank Prize Funds.
ISBN: 0195113128 9780195113129
OCLC Number: 37368582
Notes: Based on papers presented at a symposium sponsored by the Rank Prize Funds held in Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom, Dec. 6-9, 1996.
Description: xv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: The challenge --
1. Needs for food: are we asking too much? / J.C. Waterlow --
2. The Economics of Food / Partha Dasgupta --
Part 2: Basic resources and constraints --
3. Land resources and constraints to crop production / D.J. Greenland, P.J. Gregory, and P.H. Nye --
4. Water and food in developing countries in the next century / M. Yudelman --
5. Energy for agriculture in the 21st century / B.A. Stout --
Part 3: Applications of science to increase yield --
6. Greater crop production: whence and whither? / L.T. Evans --
7. How and when will plant biotechnology help? / Marc van Montagu --
8. What limits the efficiency of photosynthesis and can there be beneficial improvements? / J. Barber --
9. Rubisco: the key to improved crop production for a world population of more than eight billion people? / S.P. Long --
10. Increasing rice productivity by manipulation of starch biosynthesis during seed development / Sang-Bong Choi, et. al. 11. Improving yield potential by modification of plant type and through exploitation of heterosis / G.S. Khush, S. Peng, and S.S. Virmani --
12. Developing crops with resistance to salinity and drought stress / D.P.S. Verma --
13. Prospects for engineering enhanced durable disease resistance in crops / Chris Lamb --
14. A systems perspective on post-harvest losses / M. Gill and N. Poulter --
Part IV: The role of animal products in feeding eight billion people --
15. Significance of dietary protein source in human nutrition: animal and/or plant proteins? / Vernon R. Young, Nevin S. Scrimshaw, and Peter L. Pellett --
16. Competition between livestock and man for nutrients: let ruminants eat grass / H.A. Fitzhugh --
17. Animals and the human food chain / R.B. Heap --
Part 5: Social Aspects --
18. Practical innovation: partnerships between scientists and farmers / G.R. Conway --
19. Productivity, poverty alleviation and food security / Donald L. Winkelmann.
Responsibility: edited by J.C. Waterlow [and others].
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