Facing the challenge of food scarcity: Can we raise grain yields fast enough?

  • Lester R. Brown
Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 78)

Abstract

After a half-century of global surpluses of wheat, rice, corn, and other grains, it is easy to be complacent about the food prospect for the twenty-first century. We have come to take for granted the supply of grain that provides half of humanity’s food energy when consumed directly and a good portion of the remainder when consumed indirectly in the form of livestock products.

Keywords

Rice Yield Irrigate Area Wheat Yield Land Productivity International Rice Research Institute 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester R. Brown
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  1. 1.Worldwatch InstituteUSA

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