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World Population and World Food Supplies

1st Edition

By E. John Russell


512 pages

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Originally published in 1954. This great work surveys the distribution of the world’s population and the food production of all countries chosen as important by reason of either their demands on the world food market or their contributions to it. The author concludes that the more advanced countries can be reasonably assured of food supplies for an indefinite period. The less advanced countries can no longer rely on self-contained systems: they must seek co-operation with the advanced countries to supply them with the appliances needed for a more highly developed agriculture. This book at the time gave statesmen and their scientific advisers, agriculturalists and agricultural economists an invaluable new instrument.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Problem: Feeding the World's Population 2. The United Kingdom, Eire 3. Methods of Increasing Food Production in the United Kingdom 4. Northern Europe's Intensive Producers: The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland 5. France and the Peasant Producers of the Mediterranean Lands: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Egypt 6. Africa: (1) Southern Region: The White Man's Farming 7. Africa: (2) The Central Regions: Eastern Group; African Peasant and European Farming 8. Africa: (3) The Central Regions: Western Group; African Farming 9. Asia: (1) India and Pakistan 10. Asia: (2) China, Japan, Indonesia and the Rice Exporting Countries 11. The Food Exporters: (1) The United States, Canada 12. The Food Exporters: (2) Australia, New Zealand 13. The Potential Suppliers: The South American Countries 14. Trends in Food Production

About the Author

Sir Edward John Russell OBE was a British soil chemist, agriculture scientist, and director of Rothamsted Experimental Station from 1912 to 1943. He initiated the Imperial Agricultural Bureaux, which later became the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Food Supply and Policy

Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1999, this set provides a wide spread of scholarship on issues surrounding food provision throughout the world. The earlier books look at import and export changes during times when previous trade routes and options changed while later ones mostly consider food assistance policies, poverty and famine, and welfare. These books cover third world studies, economics, anthropology, politics, environment, agriculture and population studies as well as food and nutrition.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science