State of the World 2011 objectively states the hunger, water and environmental problems facing Africa and the rest of the world, and illuminates a multitude of encouraging answers that are already saving lives and livelihoods. It is an eloquent, painstakingly researched sound of warning and expression of hope.”
–Rick Docksai, The Futurist, May-June 2011
The 2011 edition of our flagship report is a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity.
Written in clear, concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 2011, produced with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides a practical vision of the innovations that will allow billions of people to feed themselves, while restoring rural economies, creating livelihoods, and sustaining the natural resource base on which agriculture depends.
Preview State of the World 2011:
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: “Charting a New Path to Eliminating Hunger” by Brian Halweil and Danielle Nierenberg
- Chapter 2 policy brief: “Moving Ecoagriculture into the Mainstream“ by Louise E. Buck and Sara J. Scherr
- Chapter 3 policy brief: “The Nutritional and Economic Potential of Vegetables” by Abdou Tenkouano
- Chapter 4 policy brief: “Getting More Crop per Drop“ by Sandra Postel
- Supplement: Innovations in Action
- Supplement: Africa’s Indigenous Crops