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State of the world 2011 : innovations that nourish the planet : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society / Linda Starke, editor.

Starke, Linda, (editor.). Worldwatch Institute. (Added Author).
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Subject: Agricultural innovations.
Food supply.
Agriculture and state.
Sustainable development.
Conservation of natural resources.
Economic development > Environmental aspects.
Consumption (Economics)
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781610916288
  • ISBN: 161091628X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 237 pages) : illustrations, charts.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2011]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Charting a new path to eliminating hunger -- Moving ecoagriculture into the mainstream -- The nutritional and economic potential of vegetables -- Getting more crop per drop -- Farmers take the lead in research and development -- Africa's soil fertility crisis and the coming famine -- Safeguarding local food biodiversity -- Coping with climate change and building resilience -- Post-harvest losses: a neglected field -- Feeding the cities -- Harnessing the knowledge and skills of women farmers -- Investing in Africa's land: crisis and opportunity -- The missing links: going beyond production -- Improving food production from livestock -- A road map for nourishing the planet.
Summary: "Known for tackling the most pressing issues that face our world, the Worldwatch Institute has dedicated the 2011 edition of its flagship report to a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on what innovators globally can do to help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity."--Publisher description.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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