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The Threats to Food Security

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores threats to food security. It reveals many challenges arising from a range of threats external to the farm household, including severe biological threats from pests, disease, and ... More


Land Resources and Constraints to Crop Production

D. J. Greenland and P. J. Gregory

in Feeding a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People: A Challenge to Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195113129
eISBN:
9780197561119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195113129.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Several assessments have been made which indicate that if adequate inputs are used, the extent of land resources is sufficient to support a world population in excess of 8 billion (Buringh and Van ... More


International Activities Related to Dryland Degradation Assessment and Drought Early Warning

Ashbindu Singh

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/9780195162349.003.0045
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Land degradation usually occurs on drylands (arid, semiarid, and dry subhumid areas). According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification held in Paris in 1994 (UNCCD, 1999), ... More


The Balance-Sheet of Nature

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 8 follows the rise of an invisible form of value—nutritional value—by examining the sudden enormous popularity of analytic chemistry in the 1840s. It begins by laying out theories of food ... More


The Landscape Legacies of Sugar and Rum: An Historical-Ecological Perspective from Betty’s Hope

Suzanna M. Pratt, E. Christian Wells, and Anthony R. Tricarico

in An Archaeology and History of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation on Antigua

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401285
eISBN:
9781683401735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401285.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The environmental legacies of sugarcane cultivation at Betty’s Hope were created over a period of three hundred years and involved massive transformations to the landscape. In this chapter, ... More


Human Impacts and Desertification

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Desertification is of particular concern in many parts of the world that are adjacent to deserts. Desertification occurs when the changes in environment are not reversible, and includes global ... More


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