International trade in grain and the world food economy
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Published by Economist Intelligence Unit in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Grain trade.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Geoffrey Bastin and John Ellis.
SeriesEIU special report ;, no. 83
ContributionsEllis, John, 1956-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD9030.5 .B37 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination174 p., 4 p. of plates :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3068994M
LC Control Number82166750

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Population growth and food supply have long been of central concern to economists. The World Food Economy examines the lessons of the past while assessing 21st century and future challenges, including food shortages, global hunger, and economic inequality. With the demand for food and the population growing at an unprecedented rate, this text provides students with a timely, relevant, and. Part 1 Introduction: grain; a brief history of the grain trade; grain in the global political economy. Part 2 Production, consumption, and prices: grain production; consumption; exports and imports; prices. Part 3 The institutions of trade: from farmer to consumer - the marketing chain; grain trade - the key players; grain futures markets. Grow close by and cut the international trade. One principle of food sovereignty is to prioritise local markets over international trade. As we have seen, international trade in food, and its associated food processing industries and supermarket chains, are the food system. The relationship between food security and international trade is highly complex and policy directions are not always straightforward or unified across countries. There are many factors to consider. For example, trade barriers can restrict food availability in regions experiencing food deficits, leading to higher prices and reduced access to food.

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