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Hopper, 1999. Social Research 66(1):343-349

Introduction to Part VII: The Future: Prospects for the Global Availability of Food and Ways to Increase It
W. David Hopper

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Food: Nature and Culture
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 66, No. 1 (Spring 1999): 343-349

ABSTRACT: This article focuses on efforts to improve food production to meet increasing population. Increases in population in South Asia posed a deep concern for demographers and agriculturists that the twin blades of the food-population scissors would close, and famine would, again, be the painful fate of many millions of earth's inhabitants. At first, the answer seemed simple: send agriculturists and, even, farmers from the U.S. to teach others the technologies of high yield cropping. This was done, but to the surprise of those who went, and the consternation of those who sent them, yields of food per hectare did not move significantly higher. Subsequent research reported that the high yield farming technologies...
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