Agriculture, Human Security, and Peace: A Crossroad in African Development

Agriculture, Human Security, and Peace: A Crossroad in African Development (Paperback)

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 Agriculture, Human Security, and Peace: A Crossroad in African Development
Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

Covering more than the conventional “food-only” role of the agriculture, the international contributors to Agriculture, Human Security, and Global Peace detail how the solution to agricultural problems can lead to the general socioeconomic and political development of impoverished countries.

Contributors include: Ronald F. Lehman II (Agriculture and the Changing Taxonomy of War); Jean-Pierre Contzen and Jacques Groothaert (The Collapse of the Soviet Union: Its Impact on Peace and the Consequences for Agriculture); Jimmy Carter (Agricultural Development and Human Rights in the Future of Agriculture); Tony Addison (Agricultural Development for Peace); Marilyn Silberfein (The Impact of Conflict and Resources on Agriculture); M. S. Swaminathan (Hunger, the Vicious Enemy of Peace: Implications for Global Community); Norman E. Borlag and Christopher Dowswell (The Second Green Revolution); and Albert Sasson (Agricultural Biotechnology Applications in Africa).

About the Author(s):

M. Taeb is the coordinator of the Science Policy for Sustainable Development Program at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies in Yokohama, Japan. He has served as plant gene-bank manager, agricultural research manager, negotiator at the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), university lecturer in biotechnology, and policy researcher. His current interest include research, dialogue and human capacity development in science and technology policy matters for sustainable development of developing countries, and poverty alleviation in Africa through an agriculture-led development process.

A H. Zakri is currently the Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University in Yokohama, Japan. Current positions include Vice-President of the Third World Academy of Sciences and member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Professor Zakri previously served as Secretary General of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Researches in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 1981-89 and was Chair of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity from 1997-99.