World Food Security
A History since 1945
D. John Shaw
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Shaw, D. John.
World food security :a history since 1945/ D. John Shaw. p. cm.
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1. Food supply/History.
2. Food relief/Internationalcooperation/History.
3. Agricultural assistance/History.
4. Economic development/History.
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