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Author Mitchell, Donald O.
Title The world food outlook / Donald O. Mitchell, Merlinda D. Ingco, Ronald C. Duncan.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Series Trade and development
Trade and development (Cambridge, England)
Subject Neo-Malthusianism.
Food supply.
Population -- Economic aspects.
Food supply -- Developing countries.
Developing countries -- Population -- Economic aspects.
Alt Name Ingco, Merlinda D.
Duncan, Ronald C., 1936-
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and index.
Summary "Modern-day Malthusians warn that Malthus will ultimately be right: the world will be less and less able to feed itself. They are anxious to apply their pessimism to developing countriespopulation keeps expanding, no new land is being created, crop yields have increased considerably and may have peaked, and the environment may not tolerate the pressure of more intensive agriculture. While these arguments seem persuasive, the evidence to the contrary is compelling: prices of agricultural commodities in real terms are at their lowest level in history, and crop output continues to rise faster than population." "The fact is that the world food situation has improved dramatically for most of the world's consumers. Not all people in the world today have adequate diets and there is no doubting the desperate circumstances of some peoples, but diets for most of the world's consumers have improved dramatically and per capita calorie consumption in developing economies has increased by some 27 per cent since the 1960s. It should continue to improve, and food will be cheaper than it is today." "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the primary exception to these general developments with stagnant or even declining per capita consumption levels. There are serious problems of hunger and malnutrition. But here the problems extend well beyond agriculture." --Book Jacket.
Contents Preface -- The world food problem -- The price of food -- Gains in consumption levels -- World food production increases -- Population growth and food demand -- The quantity and quality of the resource base -- Raising yields -- Changing consumption patterns -- Simulating the future world food situation -- The world can feed twice as many in twenty years -- A robust prediction? -- Africa presents a special challenge at the turn of the century -- References -- Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511002602 (electronic bk.)
9780511002601 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 48138593
Additional Format Print version: Mitchell, Donald O. World food outlook. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 0521580102 (DLC) 96022446 (OCoLC)34690957