By: Jason Clay
582 pages, Maps, figs, tabs
Presents a unique assessment of agricultural commodity production and the environmental problems it causes, along with prescriptions for increasing efficiency and reducing damage to natural systems. Examines 20 of the world's major crops, including beef, coffee, corn, rice, rubber, shrimp, sorghum, tea, and tobacco. Includes statistics from a range of sources including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Information for each crop includes: main producing and consuming countries; main types of production; market trend information and market chain analyses; major environmental impacts; and management strategies and best practices.
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