The World Food Economy
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World Food Economy by Douglas D. Southgate
Book DescriptionThe questions of population growth and food supply have long been of central concern to economists. The World Food Economy seeks to examine the lessons of the past for wealthy nations, where agricultural output has steadily risen for decades, as well as for developing nations where the advances of the "Green Revolution" in the 1960s have introduced new problems in addition to solutions. This text assesses the challenge of satisfying food demand during the twenty-first century as consumers and producers in every part of the world-rich and poor alike-feel the effects of expanded global commodity trade, food aid, and national legislation in response to globalization. * Examines increases in agricultural output and productivity in both the developed and developing worlds * Analyzes the centrality of agricultural development to general economic progress and explores cases where governments attempt to foster economic expansion while neglecting food production * Assesses the challenge of satisfying food demand during the twenty-first century, given the effects of globalization on international trade and national legislation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405105972
(246mm x 173mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas D. Southgate
World Food Economy, Paperback (December 2010)
The World Food Economy, 2nd Edition continues to provide a broad introduction to the economics of food and agriculture.
Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Paperback (January 2001)
This book examines the structure and organization of the agricultural industry, then discusses basic micro and macroeconomics principles as they apply to agriculture. Principles of economics are used to demonstrate to the reader that theory actually makes reality more understandable.
Tropical Forest Conservation, Hardback (May 1998)» View all books by Douglas D. Southgate
National parks, like those found in wealthy nations, have proven difficult to establish in Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, where inhabitants are resistant to change. This text explores the alternative of integrated conservation and development projects (ICDPs) and related initiatives.
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Author Biography - Douglas D. Southgate
Douglas Southgate is Professor of Natural Resource Economics in the Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics Department at Ohio State University. A natural resource economist by training, his previous books include Economic Progress and the Environment and Tropical Forest Conservation. Douglas H. Graham is Professor Emeritus of Rural Finance in the Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics Department at Ohio State University. Luther Tweeten is Emeritus Anderson Professor of Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy in the Agriculture, Environmental, and Development Economics Department at Ohio State University. He is the author or co-author of over 500 journal articles and seven books, including Foundations of Farm Policy and Agricultural Trade: Principles and Policies.
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