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CTA. 1998. Malthus . Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Land resources: on the edge of the Malthusian precipice? Edited by D J Greenland, P J Gregory and P H Nye. 1998. ISBN 0 85199 235 8. Publishing Division CAB International Wallingford Oxon, OX10 8DE UK Fax: +44 1491 833508 Email: email@example.com.
Exactly 300 years ago, Malthus first put forward the notion that food production cannot keep pace with population growth. This idea still resonates. In 25 years the human population on the planet could reach eight billion. The general concern about the world's ability to support such an increase and whether technical advances, particularly in food production, will be able to keep pace is increasingly under intense discussion. A group of scientists concerned with natural resource management met in 1996 to assess the production potential of the available land. The presentations, discussions and conclusions have now been published and cover: current pressures on land and water resources, the effects of climate on productivity, the need for crop improvement, better management of water, soil and nutrients, economic factors and environmental limitations. The book will be of interest to practitioners and students of agronomy, forestry, soil science and ecology concerned with natural resource management; and to economists, policy-makers and environmentalists with an interest in global issues. Land resources: on the edge of the Malthusian precipice? Edited by D J Greenland, P J Gregory and P H Nye. 1998. ISBN 0 85199 235 8. Publishing Division CAB International Wallingford Oxon, OX10 8DE UK Fax: +44 1491 833508 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.