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The Resource World agricultural resources and food security : international food security, edited by Andrew Schmitz ; P. Lynn Kennedy ; Troy G. Schmitz

World agricultural resources and food security : international food security, edited by Andrew Schmitz ; P. Lynn Kennedy ; Troy G. Schmitz

Label
World agricultural resources and food security : international food security
Title
World agricultural resources and food security
Title remainder
international food security
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew Schmitz ; P. Lynn Kennedy ; Troy G. Schmitz
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
World agricultural resources will be altered by climate change which will require both public and private actions. Global agriculture is affected by invasive alien pest and disease species and by severe weather such as sea-level rise flooding and drought. Rising sea levels will increase salinity in coastal groundwater and the loss of coastal wetlands. Drought will increase the vulnerability of forest ecosystems due to decreased soil moisture and increased evapotranspiration. Many changes will be needed to maintain global food security. Climate change will affect food supply and demand, as well as prices. Research and development have the potential to impact both supply and demand, especially through the adoption of biotechnology. Researching plant and animal breeding for multiple disease resistance against pathogens of global relevance has great evolutionary potential. One such program is aquaculture. Another problem is land constraints as rural and urban areas compete for land. For rural food-insecure households, land competition means necessary changes in production practices. Research and development investments could substantially decelerate food prices to prevent hunger and deteriorating living standards in rural households worldwide. Increasing food security will mean establishing dietary guidelines that alleviate the negative health and economic outcomes associated with malnutrition. It is highly questionable to aggregate all food items based solely on calories per kilogram content when not all calories are equal in their effect on health. Food security also includes increasing diet diversity while decreasing food waste and loss. It is imperative that actions be taken for a food-secure future.--
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schmitz, Andrew
  • Kennedy, P. Lynn
  • Schmitz, Troy Gordon
Series statement
Frontiers of economics and globalization
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food security
  • Food supply
Label
World agricultural resources and food security : international food security, edited by Andrew Schmitz ; P. Lynn Kennedy ; Troy G. Schmitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981118395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781787145160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981118395
Label
World agricultural resources and food security : international food security, edited by Andrew Schmitz ; P. Lynn Kennedy ; Troy G. Schmitz
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
Control code
ocn981118395
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781787145160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981118395

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