Soils, Land and Food: Managing the Land during the Twenty-First Century

Soils, Land and Food: Managing the Land during the Twenty-First Century

written by Alan Wild, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2003, originally published 2003), 259 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
A major challenge of the twenty-first century is to ensure sufficient global food production to cope with the burgeoning world population. This book follows the development of techniques of land management and discusses reasons why some agricultural projects have succeeded while others have failed. Alan Wild shows how surveying and protecting soils before new land is brought into cultivation, raising soil fertility, increasing inputs, and improving economic conditions all help to increase food production. He emphasizes the need for both economic change and technological intervention in developing countries where, in many cases, food production will need to more than double in the next fifty years.
Field of Interest
Food Studies Online
Author
Alan Wild, fl. 2003
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2003 Alan Wild
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2003
Page Count
259
Publication Year
2003
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Place Published / Released
New York, NY
Subject
Food Studies Online, Social Sciences, Food Systems, Agriculture, Soil conditions, Food supply, Land use, Sistemas Alimentares, Early 21st Century United States (2001– )
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Sistemas Alimentares

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