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
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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