The ecological background of food production.

  title={The ecological background of food production.},
  author={Rudy Rabbinge},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  pages={2-22; discussion 23-9}
In the industrialized countries dramatic decreases in the number of people employed in agriculture have been made possible by a rise in soil and labour productivity. There is scope for these to improve further, particularly in developing countries. Potential yields are determined by the characteristics of the crop, local temperature and sunlight. Because the availability of nutrients and that of water are limiting for at least part of the growing season in most agricultural lands, attainable… CONTINUE READING
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