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One billion hungry : can we feed the world?

Autore: Gordon Conway; Katy Wilson
Editore: Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Gordon Conway; Katy Wilson
ISBN: 9780801451331 0801451337 9780801478024 0801478022
Numero OCLC: 785722038
Note: "Published with the support of Agriculture for Impact, Imperial College, London."
Revised edition of: : The doubly green revolution : food for all in the twenty-first century / Gordon Conway.
Descrizione: xvii, 439 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Acute and chronic crises --
What is hunger? --
The Green Revolution --
The political economy of food security --
A doubly green revolution --
Sustainable intensification --
Appropriate technology --
Creating markets --
Designer crops --
The livestock revolution --
Farmers as innovators --
Controlling pests --
Rooted in the soil --
Sustained by water --
Adapting to climate change --
Reducing greenhouse gases --
Conclusion : can we feed the world?
Responsabilità: Gordon Conway with Katy Wilson ; foreword by Rajiv Shah.

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"In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet."--Back cover.

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