Agriculture in the Year 2000: A Script for Survival

  • J. A. C. Hugill
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 22)


It is most fitting that we should be meeting here on the shores of the Mediterranean near some of these majestic reminders of the ancient world. For modern man this collection of interconnected inland seas is the “navel” of civilization. It was the scene of Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. It was the home of the Phoenicians who gave the world its first alphabet and brought trade and culture as far as Britain. It was where the Arabs invented the numeral. It was the birthplace of such diverse figures as Socrates, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Christopher Columbus, and Napoleon Bonaparte. But for our purpose today it is perhaps even more important as a continuous historical model of what has happened in the past to agriculture and the ecology and perhaps as an indication of what is to come.


Plant Growth Regulator United Nations Economic Commission Primeval Forest Rural Enterprise Roman Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. C. Hugill
    • 1
  1. 1.World Sugar Research Organisation, Ltd.LondonEngland

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