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World Food Problem, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-17633-6
320 pages
January 1994, Wiley-Blackwell
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In The World Food Problem, updadted in every respect since its first edition in 1985, David Grigg provides a full account of who is hungry, where and why.
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List of Figures viii

List of tables x

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction 1

2 The extent of hunger 5

3 A short history of hunger 30

4 Population and poverty 55

5 The growth of world food output 73

6 The expansion of the world’s arable land 90

7 Agricultural development in the developed countries since 1945 115

8 Tropical Africa 132

9 Latin America 170

10 Asia 200

11 Trade and aid 236

12 Conclusions 256

Noted 267

Index 299

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David Grigg is among the world's leading historians of agriculture in both social and economic contexts. His previous books include The Harshlands, The Agricultural Systems of the World, Population Growth and Agricultural Change, English Agriculture, and The Transformation of Agriculture.
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* The only text not to focus exclusively on the Third World.
* Second edition of a clasic text, completely revised and updated since first publication in 1985.
* The clearest and most up-to-date account of the supply of and demand for the world's food.
* The only text not to focus exclusively on the Third World.
* Second edition of a clasic text, completely revised and updated since first publication in 1985.
* The clearest and most up-to-date account of the supply of and demand for the world's food.
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About the first edition:
"Ought to become a classic textbook and undoubtedly is a monument of scholarly synthesis." Geographical Magazine

"The book promotes its own eminent claims to be on an accessible shelf of every senior school and university library." Geography

"An excellent addition to the literature ... The book is easy to read and would be a useful textbook for courses on hunger and poverty, third-world development, and agricultural geography." Geographical Review

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