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Main Title Soils, land, and food : managing the land during the twenty-first century /
Author Wild, Alan.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 49558749
ISBN 0521820650; 9780521820653; 0521527597 (pb.); 9780521527590 (pb.)
Subjects Soil management ; Soil fertility ; Land use--Management ; Food supply ; Agriculture--methods ; Landgebruik ; Bodemvruchtbaarheid ; Voedselvoorziening ; Solos (manejo ; conservaðcäao) ; Fertilidade do solo ; Uso do solo ; Bodenbearbeitung ; Landwirtschaftsentwicklung ; Bodennutzung ; Bodenfruchtbarkeit ; Entwicklungslèander
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ELBM  S591.W723 2003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/27/2014
Collation ix, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-242).
Contents Notes
Managing land for food production in the twenty-first century: an outline -- Natural resources for sustainable land management -- The development of agriculture and systems of land management -- Maintaining and improving soil fertility -- Land degradation and its control -- Raising yields: use of fertilizers -- Raising yields: water for rainfed crops and irrigation -- Managing change of land use: seven examples -- Increasing and sustaining agricultural production -- Increasing agricultural production: the examples of Africa, India and China -- Prospects and uncertainties. "The book leads the reader through the development of techniques of land management and discusses reasons why some agricultural projects have succeeded while others have failed. It shows how surveying and protecting soils before new land is brought into cultivation, raising soil fertility, increasing inputs and improving economic conditions can all help to increase food production. Particular emphasis is placed on the need for both economic change and technological innovation in developing countries where, in many cases, food production will need to more than double in the next 50 years."--BOOK JACKET.