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Global food futures : feeding the world in 2050

Author: Brian Gardner
Publisher: London ; New Delhi ; New York ; Sydney : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By 2050 the world will be faced with the enormous challenge of feeding 9 billion people despite being affected by climate change, rising energy costs and pressure on food growing land and other major resources. How will the world produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed a projected extra 2.3 billion people? What will be the impact of food shortages and high prices on areas in crisis such as sub-Sahara Africa? Where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2013005984
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Gardner
ISBN: 0857851578 9780857851574
OCLC Number: 881509056
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 242 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; contents; illustrations; tables; 1 introduction: does the world face a continuous "food crisis"?; 2 famine or plenty?; 3 world agricultural trade; 4 speculation and food prices; 5 the pattern of food consumption; 6 population growth and the demand for food; 7 the production response; 8 impact of energy supply on food production and food prices; 9 climate change and world food supply; 10 the world economy and the demand for food; 11 the increasing demand for food; 12 access to food; 13 food supply policies. 14 sustainability of the world food production system15 conclusion; bibliography; index.
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By 2050 the world will face the enormous challenge of feeding 9 billion people in the face of climate change, rising energy costs and pressure on food-growing land and resources. This is the first  Read more...

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A phenomenally important book. It pulls together the data to show whether or not agriculture can meet hungry populations in both the short and longer term future. -- Melanie DuPois, Professor in Read more...

 
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