By James Lang

Rice is the foodstuff crop the realm is determined by so much. In Feeding a Hungry Planet, James Lang demonstrates how examine has benefited rice growers and elevated construction. He describes the lifestyles cycle of a rice crop and explains how learn is carried out and the way the consequences turn out becoming in a farmer's box. concentrating on Asia and Latin the US, Lang explores lowland and upland rice structures, genetics, sustainable agriculture, and efforts to slender the space among yields at examine stations and people on operating farms. eventually, says Lang, the power to feed growing to be populations and guard fragile ecologies relies as a lot at the sustainable on-site farm applied sciences as on high-yielding crop kinds.

Lang perspectives agriculture as a series of occasions linking the farmer's box with the scientist's laboratory, and he argues that rice cultivation is formed via various social platforms, cultures, and environments. Describing study performed through the foreign Rice examine Institute within the Philippines and by way of the foreign middle for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, he exhibits how nationwide courses tailor study to their very own creation difficulties. in response to Lang, the interplay of study courses, useful challenge fixing, and native extension efforts indicates a brand new version for foreign development.

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