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Population and food : global trends and future prospects

Author: Tim Dyson, M. SC.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Global environmental change series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world's population is expected to grow by about 2.2 billion people between now and the year 2020. There is no doubt that feeding these extra mouths represents the principal challenge currently facing the global system of agricultural production and trade. Population and Food examines recent trends in food production and assesses the prospects for feeding humanity up to the twenty-first century. Synthesizing a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dyson, Tim, M. SC.
Population and food
(DLC) 95038227
(OCoLC)33009650
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Dyson, M. SC.
ISBN: 9781134811694 1134811691 9786610113118 6610113114
OCLC Number: 889813622
Notes: "Global environmental change programme."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 231 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Pessimists and Optimists --
2. Population and Food Today --
3. Population and Food: Recent Trends --
4. Exploring the Future: Demand and Supply --
5. Exploring the Future: Potentials and Constraints --
6. Exploring the Future: Regional Vignettes --
7. Conclusions, Forecasts, Caveats, Tempered Hope --
Appendix: Country Data and Food Security Index, around 1990.
Series Title: Global environmental change series.
Responsibility: Tim Dyson.
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