The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the 21st Centuryby Gordon Conway, Conway
In 1997, over 700 million people are hungry. By 2025, the population of the developing countries alone will be approximately seven billion. This book makes a compelling case for a second green revolution, which builds upon the successful technological transformation and yield gains of the first, but which focuses on a programme of broad-based agricultural development that not only delivers food security but creates employment and income. Professor Conway aruges that sustainable argicultural ecosystems can be developed by partnerships between scientists in the developed and developing countries, and that farmers must participate more actively in the process of development. He illustrates new thinking with field-based examples, and explains the application of molecular and cellular biology in the plant breeding process. The final chapter gives an account of the World Food Summit, held in Rome in Novemer 1996.
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