Books  Environmental Studies  Agriculture & Food 

OECD Insights: Agriculture and Food: Feeding Nine Billion People



Paperback | Oct 2010 | #187423 | ISBN-13: 9789264080836
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

About this book

Global food production will have to double by 2050 in order to feed the projected world population of nine billion people. Experience suggests it can be done, but the agriculture and food sector is facing a number of challenges. Economic growth is being accompanied by a shift to resource-intensive, Westernstyle diets worldwide. Farming has to cope with environmental pressures and competition for land from other uses, and climate change introduces new uncertainties.

This book argues that farming is resourceful and inventive enough to continue providing the food the world needs. Science and technology are exploring new solutions to the physical challenges. Changes in policies and practices can encourage a shift toward sustainable means to produce and distribute enough food to satisfy demand without destroying the planet's resources.

The book examines the state of world agriculture today and discusses the major forces shaping its future, including trade, the environment, government policy, and farming practices. It looks at how social change and economic conditions influence how our food is produced, what we eat, and where we buy it. It also considers the question of food security and the links between poverty and hunger.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Grassland Management for Organic Farmers

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€23 approx

Microclimate: The Biological Environment

NHBS Price: £325.00 $425/€369 approx

Organic Cereal and Pulse Production

NHBS Price: £22.95 $30/€26 approx

Peppers: Vegetable and Spice Capsicums

NHBS Price: £44.99 $59/€51 approx

Food for Free (40th Anniversary Edition)

NHBS Price: £24.99 $33/€28 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194