DC (USA's scientific contributions

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This expanded edition contains the most up-to-date assessment of demographic prospects through the year 2150. Demographic profiles are drawn for 187 countries from data available as of mid-1989. These profiles show total population by age and sex; birth, death, and growth rates; migration, reproduction, and fertility rates; and infant mortality and...
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An attempt to link issues of food production and food consumption. Stresses the role of markets and marketing while placing the hunger problem squarely in a macroeconomic context. Notes that the solutions to the problem of hunger lie in understanding the food system: the processes that produce agricultural commodities on farms, transform those comm...
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Contains a comprehensive explanation of the organization and operation of the training and visit system of agricultural extension. Emphasizes simplicity and decisiveness. Defines organization and mode of operation and allows continuous feedback from farmers to extension and research workers. This method has been adopted in some 40 countries in Asia...
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Four energy specialists survey the energy problems confronting the developing nations and recommend general approaches toward making the problems more manageable. The diversity of resource endowments and development conditions is such that no single strategy will be appropriate for all countries. But each strategy, they suggest, should be based on...
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This study addresses two questions: (1) can public policy as applied to rural regions be expected to affect the rural-to-urban migration flow in Mexico and, if so, what are the more effective instruments for implementing such a policy; (2) can such instruments be applied to alter the distribution of migrants as between Mexico City and other smaller...
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A method for answering questions about the effects of alternative growth paths is set forth in various scenarios - especially constructed sets of assumptions about future developments and their consequences. The study provides useful insights into the longer-term implications of policies such as phasing out of nuclear power, setting energy prices a...
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This work applies economic efficiency criteria to management of the Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest - an area that supplies one-quarter of the nation's annual timber harvest. Projections based on current technology and traditional criteria forecast a decrease in timber supply. However, if current technology is combined with efficiency...
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The two-volume set is based primarily on an RFF forum held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October 1976. Most of the papers in the book were presented at this forum. All of them were revised and updated after the forum; some were partly or even wholly rewritten. Some of the papers depend directly on research results reported in others, and therefore...
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Despite impressive innovations by some states, western water laws and institutions now in place were designed chiefly for an earlier era and have not adapted to the new demands and stresses on water resources. In Water and the Arid Lands of the Western United States the authors explore the nature of water demands in the agricultural and municipal s...