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Author Grigg, David B.

Title The world food problem / David Grigg
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  363.8 Gri/Wfp 1993  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The extent of hunger -- 3. A short history of hunger -- 4. Population and poverty -- 5. The growth of world food output -- 6. The expansion of the world's arable land -- 7. Agricultural development in the developed countries since 1945 -- 8. Tropical Africa -- 9. Latin America -- 10. Asia -- 11. Trade and aid -- 12. Conclusions
Summary "Since its establishment in October 1945 it has been the stated aim of the United Nations to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. For the last three decades more than enough food has been produced to feed the world, yet the numbers suffering from hunger continue to increase. In the developing countries some 150 million children under 5 are now seriously malnourished. In The World Food Problem, updated in every respect since its first edition in 1985, David Grigg provides a full account of who is hungry, where, and why." "The causes of hunger are manifold and complex: population growth, environmental degradation, poverty, inefficient farming, poor distribution, inappropriate aid, war, drought, famine, corruption and incompetence are among them. The great strength and value of this outstanding book lie at once in the author's understanding of the nature and scope of the problem, and in his clear analysis of the factors operating in a wide range of instances. Not only is the search for simple solutions pointless but, as he shows only too vividly, their implementation is frequently damaging and counterproductive."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Food supply History
Developing countries
Global data
Global food supply
Key item
Overseas item
South America
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-298) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-298) and index
Subject Food supply.
LC no. 93003274
ISBN 0631176322 (acid-free paper)
0631176330 (paperback: acid-free paper)