The world food outlook

Donald O. Mitchell, Merlinda D. Ingco, Ronald C. Duncan

Modern day Malthusians warn that Malthus will ultimately be right: the world will be less and less able to feed itself as populations keep expanding and crop yields seem to have reached a peak. The authors of this volume believe that this pessimism is misplaced, and that there is in fact no worldwide food crisis. On the contrary, they show that the world food situation has improved dramatically over the past three decades: prices of agricultural commodities are at their lowest level in history in real terms and crop output is continuing to rise faster than population. This book provides a much needed and reasoned view on a subject that is too often treated emotionally. The important changes in the international food economy are considered in historical context and provide a basis for projections to 2010. The situation should continue to improve and food should become cheaper than it is today.

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Modern day Malthusians warn that Malthus will ultimately be right: the world will be less and less able to feed itself as populations keep expanding and crop yields seem to have reached a peak. The authors of this volume believe that this pessimism is misplaced, and that there is in fact no worldwide food crisis. On the contrary, they show that the world food situation has improved dramatically over the past three decades: prices of agricultural commodities are at their lowest level in history in real terms and crop output is continuing to rise faster than population. This book provides a much needed and reasoned view on a subject that is too often treated emotionally. The important changes in the international food economy are considered in historical context and provide a basis for projections to 2010. The situation should continue to improve and food should become cheaper than it is today.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • 1. The world food problem
  • 2. The price of food
  • 3. Gains in consumption levels
  • 4. World food production increases
  • 5. Population growth and food demand
  • 6. The quantity and quality of the resource base
  • 7. Raising yields
  • 8. Changing consumption patterns
  • 9. Simulating the future world food situation
  • 10. The world can feed twice as many in twenty years
  • 11. A robust prediction? 12. Africa presents a special challenge at the turn of the century
  • References
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • 1. The world food problem
  • 2. The price of food
  • 3. Gains in consumption levels
  • 4. World food production increases
  • 5. Population growth and food demand
  • 6. The quantity and quality of the resource base
  • 7. Raising yields
  • 8. Changing consumption patterns
  • 9. Simulating the future world food situation
  • 10. The world can feed twice as many in twenty years
  • 11. A robust prediction? 12. Africa presents a special challenge at the turn of the century
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 The world food outlook
著作者等 Duncan, Ronald C
Ingco, Merlinda D
Mitchell, Donald O
Ingco Merlinda
シリーズ名 Trade and development
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 xvii, 216 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521589843
0521580102
NCID BA29747431
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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