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Crop Yields and Global Food Security: Will Yield Increase Continue to Feed the World?

Monograph

Series: ACIAR Monograph Series Volume: 158

By: Tony Fischer (Author), Derek Byerlee (Author), Greg O Edmeades (Author), Nick Austin (Foreword By)

634 pages, colour illustrations, colour maps, colour tables

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Paperback | May 2014 | #216262 | ISBN-13: 9781925133059
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NHBS Price: £115.00 $139/€131 approx

About this book

This is an invaluable reference book on the opportunities for crop yield increase to feed the world to 2050. Written by three world-renowned agricultural scientists, it is aimed at agricultural scientists and economists, decision-makers in the food production industry, concerned citizens and tertiary students. It includes information on crop area and yield change for wheat, rice, maize, soybean and 20 other important crops; a detailed tour of the key breadbasket regions of the world; a discussion on ways for achieving the target yields without a substantial increase in cultivated lands; and implications of further yield increase for resource use, agricultural sustainability and the environment.


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