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Feeding a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People a Challenge to Science

by Ralph Riley

  • ISBN: 9780195113129
  • ISBN10: 0195113128

Feeding a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People a Challenge to Science

by Ralph Riley

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780195113129
  • ISBN10: 0195113128
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Description: Part 1: The challenge1. J. C. Waterlow: Needs for food: are we asking too much?2. Partha Dasgupta: The Economics of FoodPart 2: Basic resources and constraints3. D.J. Greenland, P.J. Gregory, and P.H. Nye: Land resources and constraints to crop production4. M. Yudelman: Water and food in developing countries in the next century5. B.A. Stout: Energy for agriculture in the 21st centuryPart 3: Applications of science to increase yield6. L.T. Evans: Greater crop production: whence and whither?7. Marc van Montagu: How and when will plant biotechnology help?8. J. Barber: What limits the efficiency of photosynthesis and can there be beneficial improvements?9. S.P. Long: Rubisco: the key to improved crop production for a world population of more than eight billion people?10. Sang-Bong Choi, et. al.: Increasing rice productivity by manipulation of starch biosynthesis during seed development11. G.S. Khush, S. Peng, and S.S. Virmani: Improving yield potential by modification of plant type and through exploitation of heterosis12. D.P.S. Verma: Developing crops with resistance to salinity and drought stress13. Chris Lamb: Prospects for engineering enhanced durable disease resistance in crops14. M. Gill and N. Poulter: A systems perspective on post-harvest lossesPart IV: The role of animal products in feeding eight billion people15. Vernon R. Young, Nevin S. Scrimshaw, and Peter L. Pellett: Significance of dietary protein source in human nutrition: animal and/or plant proteins?16. H.A. Fitzhugh: Competition between livestock and man for nutrients: let ruminants eat grass17. R.B. Heap: Animals and the human food chainPart 5: Social Aspects18. G.R. Conway: Practical innovation: partnerships between scientists and farmers19. Donald L. Winkelmann: Productivity, poverty alleviation and food security
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