History of World Agriculture from the Neolithic period to Today
Considered the bible of agricultural studies by many French scholars, and already in its third printing since it was first published in 1997, Histoire des agricultures retraces the prodigious epic of agriculture from the early domestications of plants and animals to the many forms of agriculture that exist today. In it, Mazoyer and Roudart show how the world crisis which now exists has its roots in the age-old competition between different and disparate parts of the world. The two authors, both renowned experts in agricultural affairs also offer a global strategy to salvage and develop impoverished farming economies.
Laurence Roudart : Laurence Roudart is a professor of political economy of agriculture and food at the French National Institute of Agronomics in Paris-Grignon.