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- WEALTH PER ACRE- The transition to ecological farming that rejuvenates nature-s economy and people-s economy seems not only logical but also inevitable- It is the only way forward.
DetailsIndias Agriculture Minister Shree Radha Mohan Singh releases this book Wealth per Acre on true costs of industrial and ecological farming, by Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dr. Vaibhav Singh. The book is published by Natraj Publishers.The book is both a grand synthesis of the work done previously by Navdanya and an extensive analysis that is original to the book.The book gives a deep insight on the way agriculture is done in India and on the food system prevailing.Any economic activity involves costs that are internal to the system, costs that are borne by the producer or by the consumer.Many economic activities have costs that are external to the system, costs that are borne neither by the producer nor by the consumer. Such costs are called externalities associated with an economic activity- costs of externalities are borne by the society.India, like China, is a frontier economy in which the majority of costs of production are externalized as a result of poor environmental standards and corrupt governance.The externalities associated with agriculture and food system have been so pressing that it became imperative to write this book.The book finally concludes with suggestions to the government along with the description of Navdanya model of agriculture and food system that is inspired by the science of Agroecology.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Vandana Shiva, (born November 5, 1952, Dehra Dun, Uttaranchal [now Uttarakhand], India), Indian physicist and social activist. Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy (RFSTN), an organization devoted to developing sustainable methods of agriculture, in 1982. In 1991 Shiva launched Navdanya, meaning “Nine Seeds,” or “New Gift” in Hindi. The project, part of RFSTE, strove to combat the growing tendency toward monoculture promoted by large corporations. Navdanya formed over 40 seed banks in India and attempted to educate farmers on the benefits of conserving their unique strains of seed crops. In her 1997 book, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, she charged that these practices were tantamount to biological theft. Shiva expounded upon her ideas on corporate trade agreements, the exponential decrease in the genetic diversity of crops, and patent law in Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (1999), Tomorrow’s Biodiversity (2000), and Patents: Myths and Reality (2001), respectively. Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (2002) criticizes corporations for attempting to privatize water resources. Shiva continued to articulate the problems caused by corporate domination and to foster the development of realistic solutions in Globalization’s New Wars: Seed, Water, and Life Forms (2005) and Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005). Shiva also edited Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed (2007).In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.
SKU Code PRK B 598 Weight in Kg 0.0800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788181582447 Author Name Dr.Vandana Shiva , Dr.Vaibhav Singh Publisher Name BIO-GREEN BOOKS