The Resource The world food outlook, Donald O. Mitchell, Merlinda D. Ingco, Ronald C. Duncan

The world food outlook, Donald O. Mitchell, Merlinda D. Ingco, Ronald C. Duncan

Label
The world food outlook
Title
The world food outlook
Statement of responsibility
Donald O. Mitchell, Merlinda D. Ingco, Ronald C. Duncan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Modern-day Malthusians warn that Malthus will ultimately be right: the world will be less and less able to feed itself. They are anxious to apply their pessimism to developing countriespopulation keeps expanding, no new land is being created, crop yields have increased considerably and may have peaked, and the environment may not tolerate the pressure of more intensive agriculture. While these arguments seem persuasive, the evidence to the contrary is compelling: prices of agricultural commodities in real terms are at their lowest level in history, and crop output continues to rise faster than population." "The fact is that the world food situation has improved dramatically for most of the world's consumers. Not all people in the world today have adequate diets and there is no doubting the desperate circumstances of some peoples, but diets for most of the world's consumers have improved dramatically and per capita calorie consumption in developing economies has increased by some 27 per cent since the 1960s. It should continue to improve, and food will be cheaper than it is today." "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the primary exception to these general developments with stagnant or even declining per capita consumption levels. There are serious problems of hunger and malnutrition. But here the problems extend well beyond agriculture." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB863
LC item number
.M5 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Trade and development
Label
The world food outlook, Donald O. Mitchell, Merlinda D. Ingco, Ronald C. Duncan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48138593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511002601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36618664
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48138593
  • ebscoaca0511002602

Library Locations

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