Technology transfer: an agenda for change
Publication Year: 1997
Author(s): Rajendra K Pachauri, Ajay Mathur, Sharmila Barathan, Chandra Shekhar Sinha, Pankaj Bhatia
Thomas Malthus, in the 18th century, analysed the relation between population and economy, and, concluded that as population doubles and redoubles, it is exactly as if the globe were halving and halving again in size until finally it has shrunk so much that food and subsistence fall below the level necessary for life. Because of the law of diminishing returns applied to nature’s fixed supply of land, food production tends not to keep up with the population’s geometric-progression rate of growth.
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