One Billion Hungry

One Billion Hungry Author : Gordon Conway
Release : 2012-10-15
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 0801466105
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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 future holds further challenges. In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet. Conway addresses a series of urgent questions about global hunger: • How we will feed a growing global population in the face of a wide range of adverse factors, including climate change? • What contributions can the social and natural sciences make in finding solutions? • And how can we engage both government and the private sector to apply these solutions and achieve significant impact in the lives of the poor? Conway succeeds in sharing his informed optimism about our collective ability to address these fundamental challenges if we use technology paired with sustainable practices and strategic planning. Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated, and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive, each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions, ranging in scope from the farmer's daily life to the global movement of food, money, and ideas. Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world, Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs: the legacy of the Green Revolution; the impact of market forces on food availability; the promise and perils of genetically modified foods; agricultural innovation in regard to crops, livestock, pest control, soil, and water; and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change. One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifaceted understanding of our global food supply, food security, international agricultural development, and sustainability.

One Billion Hungry

One Billion Hungry Author : Gordon Conway
Release : 2012
Publisher : Comstock Pub. Associates
ISBN : 9780801451331
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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 future holds further challenges. In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet. Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated, and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive, each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions, ranging in scope from the farmer's daily life to the global movement of food, money, and ideas. Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world, Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs: the legacy of the Green Revolution; the impact of market forces on food availability; the promise and perils of genetically modified foods; agricultural innovation in regard to crops, livestock, pest control, soil, and water; and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change. One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifacted understanding of our global food supply, food security, international agricultural development, and sustainability.

One Billion Hungry

One Billion Hungry Author : Gordon Conway
Release : 2012-10-16
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 0801466083
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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 future holds further challenges. In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet. Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated, and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive, each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions, ranging in scope from the farmer's daily life to the global movement of food, money, and ideas. Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world, Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs: the legacy of the Green Revolution; the impact of market forces on food availability; the promise and perils of genetically modified foods; agricultural innovation in regard to crops, livestock, pest control, soil, and water; and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change. One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifacted understanding of our global food supply, food security, international agricultural development, and sustainability.

A billion hungry people

A billion hungry people Author : Frederic Mousseau
Release : 2009
Publisher : Oxfam
ISBN : 1848141696
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The food price increases of 2007 and 2008 focused attention on a global food crisis that was already affecting more than 850 million people. Even before the 2008 food riots, some 16,000 children were dying every day from hunger-related causes - one every five seconds. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that by the end of 2008, rising prices had added 109 million to the ranks of the hungry. Today, about one in six of the world's population goes short of food, almost a billion people. Although food prices fell in the final months of 2008, they remain above the long-term trend and are likely to do so for the foreseeable future. Two growing threats are likely to exarcerbate the problem of hunger: climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of hazards such as floods, drought, and tropical cyclones that destroy crops, livestock, and livelihoods; and the global recession looks set to further increase the number of people going hungry because of its impact on employment, incomes, and public spending. The rapid and unpredictable fluctuations in food prices, exacerbated by volatile oil markets and increasing weather hazards, are a major challenge. Poor consumers in developing countries cannot buy food when prices rise, while sharply falling prices can destroy farmers' livelihoods and result in uncertainty that deters them from investing in increased production.

The Doubly Green Revolution

The Doubly Green Revolution Author : Gordon Conway
Release : 2019-01-24
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 1501722662
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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.

One Billion Hungry Dogs

One Billion Hungry Dogs Author : J. A. Hailey
Release : 2019-02-22
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781797724799
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MULTI-GENRE SHORT READSThis book will not change your views on life.This book will give you new views on life.Among its eclectic subjects, it has a chapter with advice on tackling terror, and another which is an investigation of hostile body organs.From revealing secrets of kitchens churning out genre books to calling readers morons, Hailey's astonishing take on life is partly explained in the 17th and last chapter, 'Because My Life is Multi-genre'.In this wide-ranging collection, serious and satirical, J. A. Hailey shows how different he can be, with absolutely no contact points between his work and those of other writers - which is only to be expected of a person who writes Sci-Fi and refutes Time Travel, FTL, and other foundation stones of contemporary Science Fiction in those very same Sci-Fi books!

Girl Scout Badges and Signs

Girl Scout Badges and Signs Author : Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Release : 1990
Publisher : Girl Scouts of USA
ISBN : 9780884413462
File Size : 68.29 MB
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A guide to Girl Scout badges, what they mean and the requirements to earn them.

Baltimore Bulletin of Education

Baltimore Bulletin of Education Author :
Release : 1959
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Food for All in Africa

Food for All in Africa Author : Gordon Conway
Release : 2019-11-15
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 1501744410
File Size : 31.21 MB
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Africa requires a new agricultural transformation that is appropriate for Africa, that recognizes the continent's diverse environments and climates, and that takes into account its histories and cultures while benefiting rural smallholder farmers and their families. In this boldly optimistic book, Sir Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel describe the key challenges faced by Africa's smallholder farmers and present the concepts and practices of Sustainable Intensification (SI) as opportunities to sustainably transform Africa's agriculture sector and the livelihoods of millions of smallholders. The way forward, they write, will be an agriculture sector deeply rooted within SI: producing more with less, using fertilizers and pesticides more prudently, adapting to climate change, improving natural capital, adopting new technologies, and building resilience at every stage of the agriculture value chain. Food for All in Africa envisions a virtuous circle generated through agricultural development rooted in SI that results in greater yields, healthier diets, improved livelihoods for farmers, and sustainable economic opportunities for the rural poor that in turn generate further investment. It describes the benefits of digital technologies for farmers and the challenges of transforming African agricultural policies and creating effective and inspiring leadership. Food for All in Africa demonstrates why we should take on the challenge and provides ideas and methods through which it can be met.

UNICEF News

UNICEF News Author :
Release : 1982
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Report on World Affairs

Report on World Affairs Author :
Release : 1982
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 57.10 MB
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A Mind for Missions

A Mind for Missions Author : Paul Borthwick
Release : 1987
Publisher : Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN : 9780891091912
File Size : 89.34 MB
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Discover 10 building blocks for seeing the world beyond your borders—a world full of people God loves and wants you to love.

Food Strategy

Food Strategy Author :
Release : 1984
Publisher :
ISBN :
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One Billion

One Billion Author : Jay Mathews
Release : 1983
Publisher : Random House (NY)
ISBN :
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Two American journalists describe their four-year stay in China - as a working family with two small children - and explore the daily lives of the Chinese, who must continually cope with overcrowded conditions and a repressive, arbitrary government.

The Federal Farm Fable

The Federal Farm Fable Author : Paul Findley
Release : 1968
Publisher :
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American Challenge

American Challenge Author : Robert R. Spitzer
Release : 1983
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780895369697
File Size : 65.67 MB
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Hungry Farmers

Hungry Farmers Author : Clive Robinson
Release : 1989
Publisher :
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