The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-first Century

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Cornell University Press, 1998 - Science - 334 pages
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Today more than three quarters of a billion people go hungry in a world where food is plentiful. A distinguished scientist here sets out an agenda for addressing this situation. Initially published in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the book is now available in the first edition produced for the Western hemisphere. In it, the author has updated information to reflect current economic indicators. This volume includes a foreword written for the previous edition by Ismail Serageldin of the World Bank.The original Green Revolution produced new technologies for farmers, creating food abundance. A second transformation of agriculture is now required specifically, Gordon Conway argues, a "doubly green" revolution that stresses conservation as well as productivity. He calls for researchers and farmers to forge genuine partnerships in an effort to design better plants and animals. He also urges them to develop (or rediscover) alternatives to inorganic fertilizers and pesticides, improve soil and water management, and enhance earning opportunities for the poor, especially women."
  

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Provides excellent evidence for the 2014/15 March/April LD Resolution

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Well this is the last book my new boss wrote..so was reading it for work. Was pretty good - lots of it is out of date now though. Learned some interesting things about the development of sustainable agriculture..and Gordon's life. ;) Read full review

Contents

Hunger and Poverty
1
The Year 2020
15
A Doubly Green Revolution
31
Past Successes
44
Food Production and the Poor
66
Food Production and Pollution
86
Trends and Priorities
108
Designer Plants and Animals
140
Controlling Pests
205
Replacing Nutrients
223
Managing Soil and Water
242
Conserving Natural Resources
263
Achieving Food Security
285
After the World Food Summit
305
Appendix International Agricultural Research Centres
319
Index
325

Sustainable Agriculture
163
Partnerships
185

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Gordon Conway is President of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City.

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