- Tuesday | 01 Dec, 1998
- SDC Anthologies
The options for developing states appear to be dwindling as they try to find a way out of the maze of poverty, social insecurity, depleting resources, intense economic competition and tough global laws to protect the environment. Such a situation limits the possibilities for a very large segment of the world’s population from entering the next millennium with great expectations. It is quite likely that endemic famine and misery which have targeted large areas on the globe during the present century, will also creep into the nest, and be probably much more widespread. But this does not necessarily mean that the third world is doomed, in spite of the bleak scenario social scientists, agricultural experts, and planners have been painting. There are other prescriptions too, like biodiversity and population control. To the Future with Hope, a collection of seminar papers that deal with answers to the challenges of tomorrow, opens a window on the world of possibilities for developing states to prosper without paying too heavy a price for it.