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Food for All: The Need for a New Agriculture
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FOOD FOR ALL: THE NEED FOR A NEW AGRICULTURE

PAPERBACK BY MADELEY, JOHN

£31.99

ISBN
9781842770191
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 APR 2002

DESCRIPTION

What 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 innovative, multi-faceted move away from a monoculture production system dependent on ever more tractors and fossil fuels, dangerous chemicals, and hybrid seeds monopolized 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' technologies 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.

CONTENTS

1. Feeding the Hungry2. Modern Agriculture: Does it Really Work?3. Third World Agriculture: Who Grows What?4. The Hungry5. The New Agriculture6. Getting the Technologies Right7. The Water Spring8. When Land is Life9. Women Food Producers: Releasing their Potential10. The Credit Line11. Rural Development: The Wider Context12. The Role of Trade13. Environmental Impacts14. Livestock Connections15. Aid16. Conclusion: Agriculture MattersSources of Further Information