Feeding the World: An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800-2000

Feeding the World An Economic History of Agriculture In the last two centuries agriculture has been an outstanding if somewhat neglected success story Agriculture has fed an ever growing population with an increasing variety of products at falling pr

  • Title: Feeding the World: An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800-2000
  • Author: Giovanni Federico
  • ISBN: 9780691138534
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the last two centuries, agriculture has been an outstanding, if somewhat neglected, success story Agriculture has fed an ever growing population with an increasing variety of products at falling prices, even as it has released a growing number of workers to the rest of the economy This book, a comprehensive history of world agriculture during this period, explains howIn the last two centuries, agriculture has been an outstanding, if somewhat neglected, success story Agriculture has fed an ever growing population with an increasing variety of products at falling prices, even as it has released a growing number of workers to the rest of the economy This book, a comprehensive history of world agriculture during this period, explains how these feats were accomplished.Feeding the World synthesizes two hundred years of agricultural development throughout the world, providing all essential data and extensive references to the literature It covers, systematically, all the factors that have affected agricultural performance environment, accumulation of inputs, technical progress, institutional change, commercialization, agricultural policies, and The last chapter discusses the contribution of agriculture to modern economic growth The book is global in its reach and analysis, and represents a grand synthesis of an enormous topic.

    One thought on “Feeding the World: An Economic History of Agriculture, 1800-2000”

    1. Quite boring, a lot of economics, but important stuff to understand within the scope of the food system and its problems.

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