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Feeding the world in the 21st century : a historical analysis of agriculture and society, Christian Anton Smedshaug

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Feeding the world in the 21st century : a historical analysis of agriculture and society
Title
Feeding the world in the 21st century
Title remainder
a historical analysis of agriculture and society
Statement of responsibility
Christian Anton Smedshaug
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Feeding The World in the 21st Century: A Historical Analysis of Agriculture and Society provides a historical understanding of agricultural development over the last two centuries. Characteristics of the period have included the opening of the prairies in the late 18th century, the invention of industrial fertilizer and the tractor's displacement of the horse. Such profound developments have led to an abundance of food and peace and prosperity within the world market. This situation began at the end of the American Civil War and continued until 2005, when prices rose in spite of increased production. Smedshaug gives a historical background of the current situation, while discussing the ultimate challenge of how to feed a world of 10 billion people. This challenge has to be met in the light of climate change, water shortage, and not least the declining availability of fossil fuel. Smedshaug's analysis and recommendations underline the need for every country to have the freedom to establish an agricultural policy adapted to the given national natural conditions, as well as the need to put the producer at the heart of the policy in such a way that all countries can utilize their potential to produce food, and hence to feed the world."--Publisher's description
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Smedshaug, Christian Anton
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Anthem Other Canon series
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  • Food supply
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
Label
Feeding the world in the 21st century : a historical analysis of agriculture and society, Christian Anton Smedshaug
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Will agriculture succeed? -- Supply and demand of agricultural products -- Ideas about agriculture, trade and society through changing times -- Agriculture and development: what does history tell us? -- The specificities of agriculture -- Deficit of food -- What created the surplus of food? -- The role of agriculture in development -- The role of development in agriculture -- Increased yields in Africa's agriculture -- International trade agreements after the Second World War -- Agricultural policies for the 21st century -- The challenge of the 21st century
Control code
FIEb16721342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781843318675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)511623403
Label
Feeding the world in the 21st century : a historical analysis of agriculture and society, Christian Anton Smedshaug
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Will agriculture succeed? -- Supply and demand of agricultural products -- Ideas about agriculture, trade and society through changing times -- Agriculture and development: what does history tell us? -- The specificities of agriculture -- Deficit of food -- What created the surplus of food? -- The role of agriculture in development -- The role of development in agriculture -- Increased yields in Africa's agriculture -- International trade agreements after the Second World War -- Agricultural policies for the 21st century -- The challenge of the 21st century
Control code
FIEb16721342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781843318675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)511623403

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