This book presents a collection of papers on facts and ideas dealing with special aspects of the world food and population problem. It offers the collection of papers in the spirit of optimism about the future and the U.S. role in international development.
Section 1. The Global Problem of Balancing Population and Food 1. The Nature of the World Food and Population Problem 2. Recent Trends in World Food and Population 3. The Worldwide Loss of Cropland Section 2. The Potential Sources of Food 4. Using Plants to Meet World Food Needs 5. The Contribution of Livestock to the World Protein Supply 6. Aquatic Animal Protein Food Resources Actual and Potential Section 3. The Process of Agricultural Development 7. Agriculture in Transition 8. Conditions for More Rapid Agricultural Development 9. Strategies for Rapid Agricultural Growth Section 4. The Influence of Trade and Investment 10. International Trade and Investment Policies that Influence Agricultural and Economic Development 11. Implications of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations for Agricultural Trade Section 5. The Consequences for Ame: Rica 12. The Impact of International Development on American Agriculture 13. Meeting Energy Requirements in the Food System 14. World Food and American National Security