WIT Press

Possible Contributions Of Sericulture To The Solution Of The World's Most Vexing Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970591

Volume

22

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

1,191 kb

Author(s)

Akihiko Yoshida

Abstract

This paper introduces a new type of sericulture and discusses the possibility of transforming the silk industry into a large worldwide industry the equal of the cotton or wool industry. The challenge for this new industry is to foster sericulture as well as sericulture-related industries such as spinning mills, textile and sewing factories in developing regions. This could create a vast number of jobs especially appropriate for women. First, an equation showing the various relationships among population, life-style and global environmental impact is introduced. Then, a consideration is given as to why the social status of women in developing regions is low and how this affects children. Because hunger is the most serious disaster facing mankind, a huge number of ch

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