The World’s Challenge

Feeding 9 Billion people

Authors: Guillou, Marion, Matheron, Gerard

  • In this work, the heads of two leading French agricultural research organisations, INRA and CIRAD, shed light on the issue in terms that are clear and accessible to the public at large
  • The reader will find a wealth of information, thought provoking insight and some surprising solutions
  • This book presents how a global population of 9 billion by 2050 could be fed adequately, in keeping with increasingly stringent standards of quality and with respect for the environment
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About this book

If a global population of 9 billion by 2050 is to be fed adequately, more food must be produced and this in keeping with increasingly stringent standards of quality and with respect for the environment. Not to mention the land that must be set aside for the production of energy resources, industrial goods, carbon storage and the protection of biodiversity.

About the authors

Marion Guillou has been the President of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) since 2004. A graduate of the École Polytechnique, she is an agricultural engineer and holds a doctorate in Food and Nutrition Sciences. Gérard Matheron has been the President of the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) since 2010. He is an agronomist and holds a doctorate in Quantitative Genetics.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Setting the Stage

    Guillou, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Eat Well, Eat Better

    Guillou, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 11-41

  • Reducing Losses and Waste at Consumption, Distribution and Processing Levels

    Guillou, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Reducing Post-harvest Losses in Developing Nations

    Guillou, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • Producing Other Goods

    Guillou, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 77-91

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8569-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8568-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0266-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World’s Challenge
Book Subtitle
Feeding 9 Billion people
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Éditions Quæ
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8569-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8569-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8568-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0266-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Éditions Quæ, Versailles, 2012. Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, Versailles, France
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