New Seeds & Poor People

New Seeds & Poor People

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Commissioned by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the book appraises the 15 or more years work involved in the controversial Green Revolution - and just how far this has improved the position of people in less developed countries. The book studies the research and use of modern grain varieties - from their physical features to the implications for consumption and nutrition within the context of international trade economics. It concludes with a call that more rational concepts be introduced so that research has the real and direct aim of benefitting indigenous cultures.
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0044453264
  • 9780044453260

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Modern varieties and the poor; physical features of modern varieties - impact on the poor; modern varieties and distribution among farmers; labour and the modern varieties; modern varieties and the poor - consumption and nutrition; putting together the modern variety poverty mystery; the future of modern varieties. (Part contents)
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