Global Food Futures

Global Food Futures

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By 2050 the world will be faced with the enormous challenge of feeding 9 billion people despite being affected by climate change, rising energy costs and pressure on food growing land and other major resources. How will the world produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed a projected extra 2.3 billion people? What will be the impact of food shortages and high prices on areas in crisis such as sub-Sahara Africa? Where will future production growth come from? And how do we balance the need for environmental protection with sustainable agricultural production methods? This is the first text to present a scholarly, balanced approach to the contentious area of food production and supply up to 2050 - offering a readable and well-informed account which tackles the global food situation in all its totality, from agricultural production, technological advance, dietary concerns, population changes, income trends, environmental issues, government food and agriculture policy, trade, financial markets, macroeconomics and food security. Highly accessible and written by a specialist author with experience as an agricultural analyst, policy advisor and researcher, Global Food Futures synthesises the key issues in one volume.In addition, Russiaa#39;s membership in the World Trade Organization and other international economic organizations will militate against its ... Much the same applies to Ukraine and other former command economies; as they become more integrated into the world ... sector, the single biggest source of this dramatic price spike [the 2006a€“2009 rise in global food prices] had been changes in trade policy.

Title:Global Food Futures
Author:Brian Gardner
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-09-26


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