The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the 21st Century

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9780140266160: The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the 21st Century

In 1997, over 700 million people are hungry. By 2025, the population of the developing countries alone will be approximately seven billion. This book makes a compelling case for a second green revolution, which builds upon the successful technological transformation and yield gains of the first, but which focuses on a programme of broad-based agricultural development that not only delivers food security but creates employment and income. Professor Conway aruges that sustainable argicultural ecosystems can be developed by partnerships between scientists in the developed and developing countries, and that farmers must participate more actively in the process of development. He illustrates new thinking with field-based examples, and explains the application of molecular and cellular biology in the plant breeding process. The final chapter gives an account of the World Food Summit, held in Rome in Novemer 1996.

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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.

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Conway, Gordon R.
Published by Penguin UK (1999)
ISBN 10: 014026616X ISBN 13: 9780140266160
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