Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 241 x 175 x 23 mm
"This book tells the fascinating story of how the sudden world's appetite for vegetable oils has caused a revolution in global agriculture, spurring rural growth but driving massive deforestation along the way."
-- Eric Lambin, George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor, Stanford University
"The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution provides an urgently needed, rigorous and objective assessment of the issues and should be read by all concerned with conservation and development in humid tropical countries."
-- Jeffrey Sayer, founding Director General, Center for International Forestry Research
"The tropical oils revolution is perhaps the most important development in developing country agriculture since the Green Revolution. This book is a pleasure to read, and a superb, balanced guide to the most controversial crops of this century."
-- David Dawe, Senior Economist, Agricultural Development Economics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
"Tropical oils lie at the very epicenter of efforts to move the global food system toward sustainability. Byerlee, Falcon, and Naylor provide a vital factual and analytical underpinning to those efforts."
-- Jim Leape, former Director General of World Wildlife Fund International
"This is a comprehensive study on the economics of tropical oils crops, covering many different important aspects and will become a guide for those interested in the issue."
-- Joaquim Bento de Souza Ferreira Filho, Professor Titular, Universidade de Sao Paulo
"The book is an outstanding achievement, strongly recommended for academics, students, policy makers, civil society advocates, and development professionals, as well as anyone interested in the future of agriculture in a globalizing world."
-- Rob Cramb, Professor of Agricultural Development, The University of Queensland
"Essential and thought-provoking reading for all interested in agricultural development and the future of land use in the tropics!"
-- Ken Giller, Professor of Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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