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
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.