Food for all

Food for all

Subtitle: 
The need for new agriculture
Author: 
Madeley, John
Place: 
London
Publisher: 
Zedbooks
Phys descriptions: 
191 p.
Date published: 
2002
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ISBN: 
1842770195
Call No: 
641 MAD
Abstract: 

What kind of agriculture is needed to feed the world? World leaders have committed themselves to halving hunger by the year 2015. as a first step to food for all. But is this achievable with the kind of agricultural system that now predominates? John Madeley believes we must recognise that our current hi-tech, agrochemical-dependent, corporate-dominated farming system has failed to feed the hungry. He argues that we already have the experience on which to base a new approach - ideas such as sustainable agriculture, low-external-input agriculture, organic food production, permaculture and the reintegration of traditional farming techniques. The author outlines the changes that could offer viable livelihoods to resource-poor framers and food for the hungry. Food for all is not only possible, it is an urgent imperative.

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CITATION: Madeley, John. Food for all . London : Zedbooks , 2002. - Available at: http://library.au.int/food-all-3