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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World? by Gordon Conway

Published By: With Katy Wilson. Foreword by Rajiv Shah. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: 978-0-8014-5133-1, cloth; 978-0-8014-7802-4, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: C. Peter Timmer of Cabot Professor of Development Studies, Emeritus, Harvard University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.1.211.r18
Review Pages: 243-45

Book Review Abstract

C. Peter Timmer of Cabot Professor of Development Studies, Emeritus, Harvard University reviews, "One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?" by Gordon Conway. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores issues critical to the global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security and considers whether it is possible to end endemic global hunger. Discusses acute and chronic crises; what hunger is; the green revolution; the political economy of food security; a doubly green revolution; sustainable intensification; appropriate technology; creating markets; designer crops; the livestock revolution; farmers as innovators; controlling pests; rooted in the soil; sustained by water; adapting to climate change; reducing greenhouse gases; and whether we can feed the world. Conway is Professor of International Development at Imperial College, London."


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C. Peter Timmer of Cabot Professor of Development Studies, Emeritus, Harvard University


JEL Classifications

O13: Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
Q11: Agriculture: Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
Q16: Agricultural R&D; Agricultural Technology; Agricultural Extension Services
Q18: Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
Q58: Environmental Economics: Government Policy


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