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Encyclopedia of agriculture and food systems.
Author/Editor:    Van Alfen, Neal K.
Publisher:    Academic Press
Pubn Place:    US
Binding:    hbk.
Edition:    2 ed.
Physical Media:    book (5 vols)
Pages:    464
Availability:    Already Published.
Pubn Year:    Aug 2014
LCC:    S411
DDC:    630.3
Price:    AUD 2,279.95 (ex. GST)
ISBN:   9780444525123
ISBN10:   0444525122
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9780080931395  2014  Edition: 2
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Description: The Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include Will we be able to produce enough food in the future to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional 2 billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050 - and will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today's agriculture practices, and produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. Without enough food to eat all other problems become secondary. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters. This work will provide information that will serve as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors address these issues from a global perspective and provide the background, references and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work




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