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The Resource Feeding a hungry planet : rice, research & development in Asia & Latin America, James Lang

Feeding a hungry planet : rice, research & development in Asia & Latin America, James Lang

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Feeding a hungry planet : rice, research & development in Asia & Latin America
Title
Feeding a hungry planet
Title remainder
rice, research & development in Asia & Latin America
Statement of responsibility
James Lang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rice is the food crop the world depends on most. This volume discusses how research has benefited rice growers and increased production. The author describes the life cycle of a rice crop and explains how research is conducted and how the results end up growing in a farmer's field. Focusing on Asia and Latin America, Lang explores lowland and upland rice systems, genetics, sustainable agriculture, and efforts to narrow the gap between yields at research stations and those on working farms. Ultimately Lang concludes, the ability to feed growing populations and protect fragile ecologies depends as much on the sustainable on-site farm technologies as on high-yielding crop varieties. As such, Lang views agriculture as a chain of events linking the farmer's field with the scientist's laboratory, and he argues that rice cultivation is shaped by different social systems, cultures, and environments. Describing research conducted by the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, he shows how national programs tailor research to their own production problems
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Lang, James
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rice
  • Rice
  • Rice
  • Rice
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Rice
  • Rice
Label
Feeding a hungry planet : rice, research & development in Asia & Latin America, James Lang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Asia. Rice facts -- Keeping Ahead -- Genetic Improvement -- Production Technology -- On-Farm Research -- Training -- Lessons -- pt. 2. Brazil. Contrasts -- Developments -- Rice in Brazil -- Santa Catarina -- Rio Grande do Sul -- A Walk -- The Cerrado -- Solutions -- pt. 3. Chile. Working with farmers -- Rationale -- pt. 4. Colombia. Rice in Colombia -- Tropical Pastures -- Caqueta -- Detours -- pt. 5. Conclusions. One Size Fits All -- Models -- Back to the Future -- Developments
Control code
DCLC9550150-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 185 p.
Isbn
9780807845936
Lccn
95050150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Feeding a hungry planet : rice, research & development in Asia & Latin America, James Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Asia. Rice facts -- Keeping Ahead -- Genetic Improvement -- Production Technology -- On-Farm Research -- Training -- Lessons -- pt. 2. Brazil. Contrasts -- Developments -- Rice in Brazil -- Santa Catarina -- Rio Grande do Sul -- A Walk -- The Cerrado -- Solutions -- pt. 3. Chile. Working with farmers -- Rationale -- pt. 4. Colombia. Rice in Colombia -- Tropical Pastures -- Caqueta -- Detours -- pt. 5. Conclusions. One Size Fits All -- Models -- Back to the Future -- Developments
Control code
DCLC9550150-B
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 185 p.
Isbn
9780807845936
Lccn
95050150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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