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The World Food Economy, 2nd Editionby Douglas D. Southgate; Douglas H. Graham (Ohio State University, USA ); Luther G. Tweeten (Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Marketing, Policy and Trade, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University, Col
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The World Food Economy, 2 nd Edition continues to provide a broad introduction to the economics of food and agriculture. As consumers and producers continue to feel the effects of expanded global commodity trade, food aide, and national legislation in response to globalization, this book assesses the challenges of satisfying food demand in both rich and poor countries alike. This second edition includes a new chapter devoted to biofuel developments and the price of energy in the United States and other nations. Other revised topics which the authors have paid specific attention to include price-trends and new research about trade restrictions and policy-induced distortions in prices. Each chapter addresses economic and demographic trends, patterns of agricultural development, food consumption, and key food issues while comparing and contrasting economics amongst countries. This regional focus ensures that the information presented throughout The World Food Economy is relevant and current for readers.
Table of Contents
|The Demand Side: How Population Growth and Higher Incomes Affect Food Consumption|
|The Supply Side: Agricultural Production and Its Determinants|
|Aligning the Consumption and Production of Food over Time|
|Agriculture and the Environment|
|Globalization and Agriculture|
|Agriculture and Economic Development|
|Striving for Food Security|
|Inter-Regional Differences and Similarities|
|Latin America and the Caribbean|
|The Middle East and North Africa|
|Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union|
|The Global Food Economy in the Twenty-First Century|
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