Title Feeding the Forgotten Poor: Perspectives of an Agriculturist
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2012
8125045589 / 9788125045588
Seller ID 101841
Boosting food security and ensuring the small cultivator’s proper access to and a fair deal in the market have been the key areas of William Dar’s work as scientist, policymaker and administrator. The author, 'a farmer’s son', says he chose to read agronomy at university because"“the science that explains the sprouting of seeds and growing of crops was almost hard-wired in me"Feeding the Forgotten Poor is an autobiography in which personal reminiscences serve as a vehicle for voicing concern for the disprivileged. It takes up large issues and draws attention to “orphan crops” and “hidden hunger”. Noting that more than one billion of the world’s seven billion people go hungry or are malnourished, the book critically examines the political, economic and environmental issues to which contemporary agriculture is closely tied—tariffs and farm subsidies, water pollution, biofuels, the prospects and problems of genetically modified organisms, the growing backlash against mechanised agriculture and increasing support for sustainable practices.Printed Pages: 144.
Feeding the Forgotten Poor: Perspectives of an Agriculturist William Dar