The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Gordon Conway, Vernon W. Ruttan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801486106

ISBN-13: 9780801486104

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Today more than three quarters of a billion people go hungry in a world where food is plentiful. A distinguished scientist here sets out an agenda for addressing this situation. Initially published in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the book is now available in the first edition produced for the Western hemisphere. In it, the author has updated information to reflect

Overview

Today more than three quarters of a billion people go hungry in a world where food is plentiful. A distinguished scientist here sets out an agenda for addressing this situation. Initially published in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the book is now available in the first edition produced for the Western hemisphere. In it, the author has updated information to reflect current economic indicators. This volume includes a foreword written for the previous edition by Ismail Serageldin of the World Bank.The original Green Revolution produced new technologies for farmers, creating food abundance. A second transformation of agriculture is now required—specifically, Gordon Conway argues, a "doubly green" revolution that stresses conservation as well as productivity. He calls for researchers and farmers to forge genuine partnerships in an effort to design better plants and animals. He also urges them to develop (or rediscover) alternatives to inorganic fertilizers and pesticides, improve soil and water management, and enhance earning opportunities for the poor, especially women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801486104
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Comstock Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to Cornell Paperbacks editionv
Foreword to UK editionvii
Acknowledgementsix
Editorial Notexiii
1Hunger and Poverty1
2The Year 202015
3A Doubly Green Revolution31
4Past Successes44
5Food Production and the Poor66
6Food Production and Pollution86
7Trends and Priorities108
8Designer Plants and Animals140
9Sustainable Agriculture163
10Partnerships185
11Controlling Pests205
12Replacing Nutrients223
13Managing Soil and Water242
14Conserving Natural Resources263
15Achieving Food Security285
16After the World Food Summit305
AppendixInternational Agricultural Research Centres319
Index325

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