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Escape from Hunger

Synopsis
Examines why many of the rural population in the Third World face a perpetual struggle to provide enough food, due partly to the an adverse climate and unsuitable agricultural land. The problem is compounded by political factors in many countries which have led to agriculture being given a low priority. Explains why the ‘Green Revolution’ of the late 1960s was unsuitable for many small Third World farmers. Discusses the successful policies of the People’s Republic of China which have been employed to boost agricultural output.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1985
Availability
Out of distribution
Uses
Sixth formers; staff of international aid agencies; anyone concerned with agricultural, social or economic problems in developing countries.*
Subjects
Agriculture; Development studies
Keywords
agriculture; China; developing countries

Credits

Director
Alan Pendry
Producer
Robin Jackson

Production Company

Name

Shell Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Shell Film Services

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
Filmservices@Shell.com
Web
http://www.shell.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shell International
Creative Solutions
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA
Notes
The Shell Film Unit collection has been deposited in the BFI’s National Film & Video Archive

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