Author(s): Hammerschlag, R.; Johnson, F. X.; Lee, C.; Ziervogel, G.; Kemp-Benedict, E.; Kartha, S.
In: Food, Feed and Fuels: Consequences of land use change patterns for livelihoods of marginalised people in the South: A Knowledge Survey and Framework. Hague: Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos).
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Food, Feed & Fuels: A Knowledge Survey and Framework
Many recent trends threaten to reframe global policies on agriculture. These trends include climate change, rapid urbanization, economic growth, increasing meat in the global diet, and decreasing purchasing power of the poor.
Recently, rising oil prices, harvest failures, animal diseases and low levels of stock have colluded with the longer-term trends to push food and feed prices upward, bringing the topic of agricultural policies to the fore.