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Science and Sustainable Food Security: Selected Papers of M S Swaminathanby M. S. Swaminathan
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A plant geneticist by training, Swaminathan is widely recognized as the scientific leader of The Green Revolution, which introduced hybrid varieties of crops to low-income countries around the world during the 1960s. Here are reprints of 28 of his papers from throughout his career. They cover food security and economic development: how science is applied to solve problems of poverty, drought, and famine; science and food security: how science is used to generate efficient and optimal agricultural outputs; and food security and ecological balance: how the gains of green revolution are impacted by climate change, how science will be helpful in ensuring sustainable food security, and a roadmap from green revolution to ever-green revolution. No index is provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book provides a roadmap for achieving sustainable agricultural advance and food security in an era of climate change and global economic melt-down. The contents include a description of the paradigm shift under the leadership of the author, from a green to an ever-green revolution necessary for advancing productivity in perpetuity without ecological harm.
Science and Sustainable Food Security shows many methods of linking ecological security with livelihood security, and provides a scientific basis for entering an era of biohappiness based on the sustainable and equitable use of biodiversity. Also, methods of adaptation to the impact of global warming are described. This book will prove in valuable to all interested in sustainable human security and happiness.
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