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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

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Hunger is a daily reality for a billion people. More than six decades after the technological discoveries that led to the Green Revolution aimed at ending world hunger, regular food shortages, malnutrition, and poverty still plague vast swaths of the world. And with increasing food prices, climate change, resource inequality, and an ever-increasing global population, the f ...more
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Published October 15th 2012 by Comstock Publishing
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Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: food, non-fiction
In this ambitious work, Conway sets up the current issues of hunger, displacement and water insecurity that face the world, then takes the reader through a step-by-step process of how to fix these problems. His main points concern the following: most agriculture in the developing world is conducted by smallholders, who weather all of the risk of farming but can't respond quickly to market forces. He recommends that insurance be set up for these farmers, and also that they're linked more directly ...more
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Wonderfully clear and extensive discussion on challenges we face in feeding the world while trying to lift people out of poverty and do it sustainably. Author knows his stuff and discusses trade offs extensively. Ends up with a positive note tat humanity can be fed provided we decide to do things which are in power to do. We need all tools in our toolbox and we need to use those tools wisely.
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Can adequate food supplies be assured? Conway answers with a qualified yes. He explains that many known techniques for increasing yields have yet to be fully applied but that doing so will require the mobilization of significant scientific, educational, and organizational resources. Conway lays out the considerable agricultural achievements of the last half century—raising global grain production from 900 million to 2,500 million tons, for instance—and accessibly presents some of the latest scie ...more
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