The Agricultural Dilemma: How Not to Feed the World



  • provides a new analysis of population and agricultural growth.
  • argues that we can’t make sense of population and food production without recognizing the drivers of three fundamentally different types of agriculture: Malthusian (expansion), industrialization (external-input-dependent) and intensification (labour-based).
  • upends entrenched misconceptions such as that we are running out of land for food production and that our only hope is development of new agricultural technologies
  • written in an engaging style, containing vignettes, short histories and global case studies
  • will not only be of interest to students and scholars of agriculture, land management and development, but also those more widely interested in learning about agri-food systems and the challenges of feeding a growing population.

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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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