Global Food Futures: Feeding the World in 2050

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Global Food Futures: Feeding the World in 2050
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Category: Politics. Sociology
Author Gardner B.
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date 2013
ISBN 9780857851550

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.

Table of contents

Famine or Plenty
The Structure Of World Food Trade 1
The Structure Of World Food Trade 2
The World Economy and The Demand for Food
Population Growth
The Roots Of The Increased Demand For Food
Problems Of Access To Food
The Production Response
Predicting Economic Growth and The Demand for Food
Food Supply Policies
Food Policy
Challenges 1
Challenges 2

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