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Land Resources: Now and for the Future

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TODAY:

363 000 people were born

154 000 died

World population increased by 209 000

Annual world population increase:
2008 77 M, 2009 80 M, 2010 78 M, 2011 76 M


 

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Books by Anthony Young

 

Thin on the Ground: Land Resource Survey in British Overseas Territories

Land Resources: Now and for the Future

Agroforestry for Soil Management

Soil Survey and Land Evaluation (with David Dent)

Tropical Soils and Soil Survey

The Physical Environment of Northern Nyasaland and The Physical Environment of Central Malawi (with Peter Brown)

Slopes (Geomorphology Texts #3)

Joint authorship of FAO manuals:

A Framework for Land Evaluation
Land Evaluation for Rainfed Agriculture
Land Evaluation for Forestry
Guidelines for Land Use Planning
Land Resource Potential and Constraints at Regional and Country Levels

Books for schools

A Geography of Malawi (with Doreen Young)
World Vegetation (with Dennis Riley)
Slope Development (with Doreen Young)

Selected articles:

On Population Policy and Agriculture:

Young, A. 2005 Poverty, hunger and population policy: linking Cairo with Johannesburg. Geographical Journal 171: 83-95.

Young, A. 2005 Population policy as an integral part of agriculatural development. Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter (now Agriculture for Development) 25(2): 27-28.

On Available Cultivable Land:

Young, A. 1999. Is there really spare land? A critique of estimates of available cultivable land in developing countries. Environment, Development and Sustainability 1: 3-18.

Young, A. 2000. How much spare land exists? Bulletin of the International Union of Soil Sciences No. 97, (2000/1), 51-55.

Young, A. and Nachtergaele, F. O. 2003. Potential and constraints of soils for increased agricultural production: how much spare land? In People matter: food security and soils (ed. R. Lahmar, M. Held and L. Montanarella, Torba Soil and Society, Montpellier, France), 21-31.

On Soil Monitoring:

Young, A. 1991. Soil monitoring: a basic task for soil survey organizations. Soil Use and Management 7, 126-130.

Malawi: case studies:

Young, A. 1999. Malawi 1959 - 1999: a 40-year perspective. Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter (now Agriculture for Development) 19(3), 20-22.

Young, A. 2010. Thin on the Ground: Land Resource Survey in Malawi and the Commonwealth. Nyika-Vwaza Trust (UK).ng, A. 1999. Malawi 1959 - 1999: a 40-year perspective. Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter 19(3), 20-22.Young, A. 1999. Malawi 1959 - 1999: a 40-year perspective. Tropical Agriculture Association Newsletter 19(3), 20-22.