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Viability of small-scale farms in Asia

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The global population is forecasted to reach 9.4 billion by 2050, with much of this increase concentrated in developing regions and cities. Ensuring adequate food and nourishment to this large population is a pressing economic, moral and even security challenge and requires research (and action) from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This book provides the first such integrated approach to tackling this problem by addressing the multiplicity of challenges posed by rising global population, diet diversification and urbanization in developing countries and climate change.

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  • Keijiro Otsuka, 2014. "Viability of small-scale farms in Asia," Chapters, in: Raghbendra Jha & Raghav Gaiha & Anil B. Deolalikar (ed.),Handbook on Food, chapter 18, pages 462-481, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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