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Title Food security : challenges, role of biotechnologies and implications for developing countries / editor, Annabelle Harvie.

Publication Info. Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2014]

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
Biotechnology in agriculture, industry and medicine series.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography REFERENCESChapter 2: SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION AND DAIRY HERD HEALTH: A KEY ROLE FOR THE VETERINARY SURGEON; ABSTRACT; INTRODUCTION; FOOD SECURITY-KEY CONCEPTS; VETERINARY ACTIVITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON FOOD SECURITY; VETERINARY ROLE IN A TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT; ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES; ENERGY SECURITY; ENERGY SECURITY-KEY CONCEPTS; CONTROVERSIES OVER ENERGY SECURITY VS FOOD SECURITY; CLIMATE CHANGE; SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY; HOW DO DAIRY COWS HAVE AN IMPACT ON THEIR ENVIRONMENT?; GHG EMISSIONS
Contents FOOD SECURITY: CHALLENGES, ROLE OF BIOTECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; FOOD SECURITY: CHALLENGES, ROLE OF BIOTECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: FOOD SECURITY: SOME INCONVENIENT QUESTIONS; ABSTRACT; INTRODUCTION; CAN WE FEED THE WORLD?; HOW DOES FOOD SECURITY LINK TO OTHER GLOBAL CHALLENGES?; WHAT DO SYSTEM DYNAMIC MODELS SAY ABOUT INTERLINKED GLOBAL CHALLENGES?; HOW DO WE CREATE A SUSTAINABLE, DESIRABLE, AND FOOD-SECURE FUTURE?; IS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY EVEN POSSIBLE?
CARBON FOOTPRINTING & DIFFICULTIES WITH A WHOLE FARM ASSESSMENTTHE IMPORTANCE OF EFFICIENT MILK PRODUCTION IN REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF DAIRY FARMING; DIET; GENETICS; HEALTH AND FERTILITY; A ROLE FOR THE VET; MEASURE & MONITOR: USING FARM DATA TO ACHIEVE PROGRESS; MANAGE: ACTION AND REASSESSMENT; MARGINAL ABATEMENT COST CURVES (MACC) AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA); SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION AND DAIRY HERD HEALTH IN THE FUTURE; REFERENCES; Chapter 3: USING LANDSAT IMAGES TO DETECT LAND COVER CHANGE AND ASSOCIATED IMPACT ON FOOD SECURITY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SURFACE COAL MINES
ABSTRACT1. INTRODUCTION; 2. SPATIAL DATA FOR MAPPING OF LAND COVER CHANGES; 3. REMOTE SENSING: THE LANDSAT PROGRAM; 4. GLOBAL LAND COVER MAPPING AND MONITORING; 5. THE AREA OF INTEREST; 6. LAND COVER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SURFACE COAL MINES; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 4: THE CONTRIBUTION OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS TO FOOD SECURITY: AN OVERVIEW FROM SOME AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; ABSTRACT; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. BACKGROUND ON NWFP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS; 3. NWFP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR FOOD SECURITY; 4. CASE STUDIES FROM FOUR COUNTRIES
5. TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO PROMOTE NWFPCONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Chapter 5: BIOFUELS AND FOOD SECURITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ABSTRACT; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. BRAZIL; 3. CHINA; 4. OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; 5. DISCUSSION -- BIOFUELS AND FOOD SECURITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Chapter 6: A SPATIAL TYPOLOGY OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA; ABSTRACT; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. DATA; 3. SPATIAL PATTERNS OF PRODUCTION FACTORS; 4. TYPOLOGY ANALYSIS; CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION; REFERENCES
Summary Discussions of food security usually focus on the question ""Can we feed the world?"" Providing enough food is a major challenge. To do so without unacceptable environmental impacts, so that food sufficiency is not compromised over time, is a deeper challenge that systemically links to other issues of sustainability, notably including climate change. This book discusses several challenges involved in providing food security. It also examines the role of biotechnologies and the implications for developing countries.
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Subject Food security.
Food security -- Developing countries.
Agricultural innovations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Harvie, Annabelle.
Other Form: Print version: Food security 9781634636537 (DLC) 2014045008 (OCoLC)897632258
ISBN 9781634636773 electronic bk.
1634636775 electronic bk.
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