publication . Preprint . 2008

The world food situation: New driving forces and required actions [In Chinese]

von Braun, Joachim;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
Abstract
"The world food situation is currently being rapidly redefined by new driving forces. Income growth, climate change, high energy prices, globalization, and urbanization are transforming food consumption, production, and markets. The influence of the private sector in the world food system, especially the leverage of food retailers, is also rapidly increasing. Changes in food availability, rising commodity prices, and new producer–consumer linkages have crucial implications for the livelihoods of poor and food-insecure people. Analyzing and interpreting recent trends and emerging challenges in the world food situation is essential in order to provide policymakers...
Subjects
free text keywords: World food situation, Globalization, food security, Agricultural production, Markets, Food prices,

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