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Food and Agriculture Organization and Agricultural Droughts

Elijah Mukhala

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0044
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, ... More


Nutrition

Marina Sorrentino

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The chapter focuses on how Italy’s economic growth enabled the spread of improvements in the diet of the Italian population. According to mid-nineteenth-century observers, nourishment was likely to ... More


Agricultural Drought and Its Monitoring and Prediction: Some Concepts

Vijendra K. Boken

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Droughts develop largely due to below-average precipitation over a land area, and they adversely affect various economic sectors in a region. Some of these ... More


Vital Networks

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

The explosion in the world’s population appears to be slowing down. Fifty years ago, an average woman had between five and six children. The global average ... More


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