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Category: Development Studies|
The author of the book: Howard D. Leathers
Edition: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Date of issue: 15 Aug 2009
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 4.48 MB
City - Country: Boulder, CO, United States
Full description of the book The World Food Problem : Toward Ending Undernutrition in the Third World:Why do millions of people in the less-developed countries go hungry - while there is an abundance of food in the world? What can be done about it? These are the issues explored in this accessible and comprehensive text. In addition to incorporating updated data throughout, this new edition includes: a comprehensive description and analysis of the 2008 food crisis; an expanded discussion of the impact of using food crops to produce biofuels; new case studies and recent examples to illustrate key points; examples of successful and unsuccessful policy approaches; and reference to the latest research findings (with more than 150 new citations PDF). The result is the best available analysis of the current world food problem, as well as a provocative assessment of prospects for the future.
About the author Howard D. LeathersHoward D. Leathers is associate professor of agricultural and resource economics and Phillips Foster is professor emeritus of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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