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- DescriptionWhat kind of agriculture do we need to feed the world? World leaders have committed themselves to halving hunger by the year 2015 as a first step towards food for all. But is this an achievable target? John Madeley's new book shows we already have the experience on which to base a new approach to agricultural production and feeding the world's whole population. Millions need better access to the land from which the market forced them, and a more equitable income distribution so that the poor can afford the available food. This is part of the solution. But the other part is an invative, multi-faceted move away from a moculture production system dependent on ever more tractors and fossil fuels, dangerous chemicals, and hybrid seeds mopolized by a handful of giant corporations. Instead, he shows it is feasible to look to the spread of a low-external input approach, a reintegration of traditional farming techniques, new farming practices like organic agriculture and permaculture, and a range of 'green' techlogies which can all play a role in bringing world agriculture back to a path which offers a viable livelihood to farmers, food for the hungry, and all without harming the environment.
- Author BiographyJohn Madeley has been a writer and broadcaster specializing in Third World development and environmental issues for the past twenty years. From 1983 to 1998, he was editor of the renowned magazine, International Agricultural Development. A contributor to leading British papers including the Observer, the Guardian, and the Financial Times, he has also written for many voluntary organizations including Christian Aid, CAFOD, the Catholic Institute for International Relations, the Panos Institute, and the Swedish-based Forum Syd. His other books include Big Business, Poor Peoples (1996, 2009) and Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade (2000).
- Author(s)John Madeley
- PublisherZed Books Ltd
- Date of Publication01/04/2002
- SubjectAgriculture & Farming
- Series TitleGlobal Issues
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintZed Books Ltd
- Content Noteguide to further reading, guide to relevant organisations/websites, index
- Weight200 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine16 mm
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