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Millions fed : proven successes in agricultural development

Autor: David J Spielman; Rajul Pandya-Lorch
Editora: Washington, D.C. : International Food Policy Research Institute, ©2009.
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Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world's billions has slowed, while the challenge of meeting future food needs remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the global food and agricultural systems. In the late 1950s around a billion people were estimated to go hungry every day. Scientists, policymakers, farmers, and ordinary people  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Material: Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: David J Spielman; Rajul Pandya-Lorch
ISBN: 9780896296619 089629661X
Número OCLC: 463454351
Descrição: viii, 165 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Conteúdos: Fifty years of progress --
Fighting a "shify enemy" : The international collaboration to contain wheat rusts --
Transforming agriculture : The green revolution in Asia --
Breeding an "amaizing" crop : Improved maize in Kenya, Malawi Zambia, and Zimbabwe --
Resisting viruses and bugs : Cassava in Sub-Saharan Africa --
Seeing the forest through the trees : Community forestry in Nepal --
Re-greening the Sahel : Farmer-led innovation in Burkina Faso and Niger --
Innovating the Pampas : Zero-tillage soybean cultivation in Argentina --
Leaving the plow behind : Zero-tillage rice-wheat cultivation in the Indo-Gangetic plains --
Pumping up production : Shallow tubewells and rice in Bangledesh --
Pushing the yield frontier : Hybrid rice in China --
Improving crops for arid lands : Pearl millet and sorghum in India --
Navigating through reforms : Cotton reforms in Burkina Faso --
Unlocking the market : Fertilizer and maize in Kenya --
Counting on beans : Mungbean improvement in Asia --
Conquering the cattle plague : The global effort to eradicate rinderpest --
Connecting the milk grid : Smallholder dairy in India --
Farming the aquatic chicken : Improved tilapia in the Philippines --
Crossing the river while feeling the rocks : Land-tenure reform in China --
Exiting from collective agriculture : Land-tenure reform in Vietnam --
Diversifying into healthy diets : Homestead food production in Bangledesh.
Responsabilidade: [edited by] David J. Spielman and Rajul Pandya-Lorch.

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Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world's billions has slowed, while the challenge of meeting future food needs remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the global food and agricultural systems. In the late 1950s around a billion people were estimated to go hungry every day. Scientists, policymakers, farmers, and ordinary people initiated a concerted push to boost agricultural production and productivity in developing countries. Great strides were also made in improving the quality of food and the ability of vulnerable people to access food needed for survival. All these efforts have done more than just feed millions. They have also demonstrated that agriculture can be a key driver of growth and development for many of the world's poorest countries.

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