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World agriculture : towards 2000 : an FAO study
Alexandratos, Nikos.
Publication Information:
Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture Organization ; New York : New York University Press, 1988.
Physical Description:
xv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. and updated version of document C87/27 issued for the 24th session of the FAO conference held in Rome, 7-26 Nov. 1987.

Includes index.
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HD9000.5 .W564 1988 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Confronts issues such as hunger, sustainable growth, international inequities in trade, rural poverty, and technological developments. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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The FAO's latest assessment of world food and agriculture for the year 2000 was first issued for a 1987 FAO conference and the current book represents conference discussion and more recent information. The volume is divided into an overview, food and agriculture in the mid-1980s, food and agriculture to 2000, substainable growth, forestry, fisheries, international trade, policy issues, rural poverty, technology, and environmental aspects. Among the issues discussed are hunger amid plenty, self-sufficiency, security, policies and international trade, poverty, technology, resource conservation, and substainable production. There are substantial appendixes: country and commodity classification; methodology of predictions; and statistical tables on production and agriculture labor force; agricultural growth rate and demand and self-sufficiency ratios; exports/imports and share of agriculture in total economy; food per capita; total cereals; historical/projected commodity balance resources and inputs; and yield of selected crops. Like all FAO books, this one contains the most available sources of information and is well written in easy-to-understand language; it also contains sufficient illustrations. Should be useful to agricultural policymakers. For agricultural libraries.. -H. W. Ockerman, The Ohio State University