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Global Change and the Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a by Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos

By Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos

This publication explores the elemental determinants of long-term alterations in agricultural land use and the linked implications for environmental and nutrients safety. The e-book is designed round the concept that every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of one motive force, or underlying determinant, of land use swap at international scale. It begins with key components that have been influential long ago, corresponding to development inhabitants, earning and agricultural productiveness, thereafter turning to new drivers reminiscent of biofuels, weather switch and insist for environmental providers. really good subject matters comprise nutrition safety results, projections of destiny agricultural costs, greenhouse fuel emissions, the position of globalization and industry integration. The publication attracts seriously at the rising physique of literature on those issues, summarizes key findings and organizes those inside a unifying financial framework.

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We rely on the 2012 World Population Prospects (UNPD, 2013) in calculating both historical and future population growth rates. e. roughly two children per woman). We then combine population data with the historical as well as future projections of real GDP to construct the growth rates of per capita income. Historical income rates are taken from the World Development Indicators (2013) while future projections are based on Fouré, Bénassy-Quéré, and Fontagné (2013). In Fig. 7, we develop the economic intuition for how these key drivers of food demand affect the global crop markets.

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