Princeton University Library Catalog

The world food economy / Douglas Southgate, Douglas H. Graham, and Luther Tweeten.

Author:
Southgate, Douglas DeWitt, 1952- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2007.
Description:
xiii, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"The questions of population growth and food supply have long been of central concern to economists. The World Food Economy seeks to examine the lessons of the past for wealthy nations, where agricultural output has steadily risen for decades, as well as for developing nations where the advances of the "Green Revolution" in the 1960s have introduced new problems in addition to solutions." "This book assesses the challenge of satisfying food demand during the twenty-first century as consumers and producers in every part of the world - rich and poor alike - feel the effects of expanded global commodity trade, food aide, and national legislation in response to globalization. The difficulties of developing agriculture in the developing world are discussed in the context of food subsidies in Europe and the US."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [378]-389) and index.
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. The demand side : how population growth and higher incomes affect food consumption -- 3. The supply side : agricultural production and its determinants -- 4. Aligning the consumption and production of food over time -- 5. Agriculture and the environment -- 6. Globalization and agriculture -- 7. Agriculture and economic development -- 8. Striving for food security -- 9. A synopsis of regional trends in the global food economy -- 10. Affluent nations -- 11. Asia -- 12. Latin America and the Caribbean -- 13. The Middle East and North Africa -- 14. Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union -- 15. Sub-Saharan Africa -- 16. The global food economy in the twenty-first century.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1405105968 (hardback)
  • 1405105976 (pbk.)
LCCN:
2006025722
OCLC:
70911128
International Article Number:
  • 9781405105965
  • 9781405105972
Related name:
RCP:
C - S