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One Billion Hungry by Gordon Conway

Title One Billion Hungry
Author Gordon Conway
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release 2012-10-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 464
ISBN 0801466083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Hunger is a daily reality for a billion people. More than six decades after the technological discoveries that led to the Green Revolution aimed at ending world hunger, regular food shortages, malnutrition, and poverty still plague vast swaths of the world. And with increasing food prices, climate change, resource inequality, and an ever-increasing global population, the future holds further challenges. In One Billion Hungry, Sir Gordon Conway, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs, explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security. He expands the discussion begun in his influential The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the Twenty-First Century, emphasizing the essential combination of increased food production, environmental stability, and poverty reduction necessary to end endemic hunger on our planet. Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated, and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive, each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions, ranging in scope from the farmer's daily life to the global movement of food, money, and ideas. Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world, Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs: the legacy of the Green Revolution; the impact of market forces on food availability; the promise and perils of genetically modified foods; agricultural innovation in regard to crops, livestock, pest control, soil, and water; and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change. One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifacted understanding of our global food supply, food security, international agricultural development, and sustainability.

A billion hungry people by Frederic Mousseau

Title A billion hungry people
Author Frederic Mousseau
Publisher Oxfam
Release 2009
Category Food prices
Total Pages 34
ISBN 1848141696
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The food price increases of 2007 and 2008 focused attention on a global food crisis that was already affecting more than 850 million people. Even before the 2008 food riots, some 16,000 children were dying every day from hunger-related causes - one every five seconds. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that by the end of 2008, rising prices had added 109 million to the ranks of the hungry. Today, about one in six of the world's population goes short of food, almost a billion people. Although food prices fell in the final months of 2008, they remain above the long-term trend and are likely to do so for the foreseeable future. Two growing threats are likely to exarcerbate the problem of hunger: climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of hazards such as floods, drought, and tropical cyclones that destroy crops, livestock, and livelihoods; and the global recession looks set to further increase the number of people going hungry because of its impact on employment, incomes, and public spending. The rapid and unpredictable fluctuations in food prices, exacerbated by volatile oil markets and increasing weather hazards, are a major challenge. Poor consumers in developing countries cannot buy food when prices rise, while sharply falling prices can destroy farmers' livelihoods and result in uncertainty that deters them from investing in increased production.

The Art of Business Leadership by S Balasubramanian

Title The Art of Business Leadership
Author S Balasubramanian
Publisher SAGE Publishing India
Release 2007-08-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9351500209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This engaging book proposes a new look at the complex world and characteristics of Indian business leadership. The book is based on the author's personal interaction and painstaking research with some of India's leading businessmen and businesswomen. Presenting a unique perception and vision of business leadership in India, the book explores this complex subject and its dynamics in today's challenging global business environment. In addition to exploring some of the fundamental and contemporary theories and concepts of leadership, it also provides: " an understanding of personality differences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) " an overview of Indian culture and the unique characteristics of Indian business " an in-depth analysis of Indian business leadership " the concept of service leadership " transcripts of interviews with key business leaders in India " lessons for future research and proposed models for leadership

Food for All in Africa by Gordon Conway

Title Food for All in Africa
Author Gordon Conway
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release 2019-11-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 342
ISBN 1501744410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Africa requires a new agricultural transformation that is appropriate for Africa, that recognizes the continent's diverse environments and climates, and that takes into account its histories and cultures while benefiting rural smallholder farmers and their families. In this boldly optimistic book, Sir Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel describe the key challenges faced by Africa's smallholder farmers and present the concepts and practices of Sustainable Intensification (SI) as opportunities to sustainably transform Africa's agriculture sector and the livelihoods of millions of smallholders. The way forward, they write, will be an agriculture sector deeply rooted within SI: producing more with less, using fertilizers and pesticides more prudently, adapting to climate change, improving natural capital, adopting new technologies, and building resilience at every stage of the agriculture value chain. Food for All in Africa envisions a virtuous circle generated through agricultural development rooted in SI that results in greater yields, healthier diets, improved livelihoods for farmers, and sustainable economic opportunities for the rural poor that in turn generate further investment. It describes the benefits of digital technologies for farmers and the challenges of transforming African agricultural policies and creating effective and inspiring leadership. Food for All in Africa demonstrates why we should take on the challenge and provides ideas and methods through which it can be met.

As You See The Day Approaching by Robert Peterson

Title As You See The Day Approaching
Author Robert Peterson
Publisher WestBow Press
Release 2012-02-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 148
ISBN 1449737994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It is estimated that about 25 percent of the Bible relates to prophecy. God did not include prophecy in his Word just to fill up the pages. God wants those who are his own to not only understand prophecy but also to act on that understanding. Clear prophetic markers in Scripture light the way to Christ's return. Some of these markers are currently blazing brightly. The antichrist, the false prophet, the church, the Jews, the 144,000, the two witnesses, and the three angels each have a role to play as the last seven years of history unfolds. Scripture provides clues as to how these last-days players are integrated into the biblical script of the tribulation period.

Title Preaching God s Transforming Justice
Author Ronald J. Allen
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release 2013
Category Religion
Total Pages 510
ISBN 0664234534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the final volume in a unique new commentary series that helps the preacher identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church. In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two "Holy Days of Justice," including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children's Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God's call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.

The Reproach of Hunger by David Rieff

Title The Reproach of Hunger
Author David Rieff
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2015-10-06
Category Political Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 1439148597
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hailed as “invaluable…a substantial work of political thought,” (New Statesman) in a groundbreaking report, based on years of reporting, David Rieff assesses whether ending extreme poverty and widespread hunger is truly within our reach, as is increasingly promised. Can we provide enough food for nine billion people in 2050, especially the bottom poorest in the Global South? Some of the most brilliant scientists, world politicians, and aid and development experts forecast an end to the crisis of massive malnutrition in the next decades. The World Bank, IMF, and Western governments look to public-private partnerships to solve the problems of access and the cost of food. “Philanthrocapitalists” Bill Gates and Warren Buffett spend billions to solve the problem, relying on technology. And the international development “Establishment” gets publicity from stars Bob Geldorf, George Clooney, and Bono. “Hunger, [David Rieff] writes, is a political problem, and fighting it means rejecting the fashionable consensus that only the private sector can act efficiently” (The New Yorker). Rieff, who has been studying and reporting on humanitarian aid and development for thirty years, takes a careful look. He cites climate change, unstable governments that receive aid, the cozy relationship between the philanthropic sector and giants like Monsanto, that are often glossed over in the race to solve the crisis. “This is a stellar addition to the canon of development policy literature” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Reproach of Hunger is the most complete and informed description of the world’s most fundamental question: Can we feed the world’s population? Rieff answers a careful “Yes” and charts the path by showing how it will take seizing all opportunities; technological, cultural, and political to wipe out famine and malnutrition.

Evangelical Ethics by David P. Gushee

Title Evangelical Ethics
Author David P. Gushee
Publisher Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Release 2015-08-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1611645999
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Just as it is impossible to understand the American religious landscape without some familiarity with evangelicalism, one cannot grasp the shape of contemporary Christian ethics without knowing the contributions of evangelical Protestants. This newest addition to the Library of Theological Ethics series begins by examining the core dynamic with which all evangelical ethics grapples: belief in an authoritative, inspired, and unchanging biblical text on the one hand, and engagement with a rapidly evolving and increasingly post-Christian culture on the other. It explores the different roles that scholars and popular figures have played in forming evangelicals' understandings of Christian ethics. And it draws together the contributions of both senior and emerging figures in painting a portrait of this diverse, vibrant, and challenging theological and ethical tradition. This book represents the breadth of evangelical ethical voices, demonstrating that evangelical ethics involves nuance and theological insight that far transcend any political agenda. Contributors include David P. Gushee, Carl F. H. Henry, Jennifer McBride, Stephen Charles Mott, William E. Pannell, John Perkins, Soong-Chan Rah, Gabriel Salguero, Francis Schaeffer, Ron Sider, Helene Slessarev-Jamir, Glen H. Stassen, Eldin Villafañe, Allen Verhey, Jim Wallis, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and John Howard Yoder. The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important, and otherwise unavailable, texts—English-language texts and translations that have fallen out of print, new translations, and collections of significant statements about problems and themes of special importance—in an easily accessible form. This series enables sustained dialogue on new and classic works in the field.

The Doubly Green Revolution by Gordon Conway

Title The Doubly Green Revolution
Author Gordon Conway
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release 2019-01-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1501722662
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Today more than three quarters of a billion people go hungry in a world where food is plentiful. A distinguished scientist here sets out an agenda for addressing this situation. Initially published in 1997 in the United Kingdom, the book is now available in the first edition produced for the Western hemisphere. In it, the author has updated information to reflect current economic indicators. This volume includes a foreword written for the previous edition by Ismail Serageldin of the World Bank. The original Green Revolution produced new technologies for farmers, creating food abundance. A second transformation of agriculture is now required—specifically, Gordon Conway argues, a "doubly green" revolution that stresses conservation as well as productivity. He calls for researchers and farmers to forge genuine partnerships in an effort to design better plants and animals. He also urges them to develop (or rediscover) alternatives to inorganic fertilizers and pesticides, improve soil and water management, and enhance earning opportunities for the poor, especially women.