State of the World 2011

Innovations that Nourish the Planet

State of the World


The Worldwatch Institute (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

From the Worldwatch Institute, the premier environmental nonprofit, an incisive account of the global food crisis—and how it can be solved.

Known for tackling the most pressing issues that face our world, the Worldwatch Institute has dedicated the 2011 edition of its flagship report to a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on what innovators globally can do to 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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33880-5
  • 7 × 9.2 in / 272 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries . . . on the global environment.” — E. O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize winner

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