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A skeptical view of sustainable development

Beckerman, W.; (2001) A skeptical view of sustainable development. In: Alston, J.M. and Pardey, P.G. and Taylor, M.J., (eds.) Agricultural Science Policy: Changing Global Agendas. (pp. 85-100). Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, US.

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Book description: Agricultural research and development have profoundly increased the quantity and quality of food production in the twentieth century. As populations increase, however, and land and water resources become more scarce, we must improve productivity and efficiency to provide adequate food supplies. Issues such as the environment, genetic diversity, food safety, poverty, human health, animal rights, public versus private responsibilities, and the question of intellectual property rights further complicate this task. Agricultural Science Policy: Changing Global Agendas consists of twelve chapters that describe important issues in agricultural science policy, the relevant facts, current economic thinking, and new results. Topics Include: Changing Global Contexts and Agendas for Agricultural R & D; Productivity Measures and Measurement; Research, Productivity, and Natural Resources; Research for Genetic Improvement; and a Conclusion, which suggests directions for the future. The chapters in this volume will provide researchers and policy makers with a timely review of progress on the existing agenda as well as laying the foundation for a new agenda and new directions for global agricultural science policy in the 21st century.

Type: Book chapter
Title: A skeptical view of sustainable development
ISBN-13: 9780801866036
Publisher version: http://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/ecom/MasterServlet/...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/17898
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