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Primary Commodity Prices and Global Food Security

ByThomas Lines

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In this report, commodities expert Thomas Lines shows what has really happened to food prices and farm incomes in recent years. Food prices have risen, but not faster than manufactures. However, agricultural inputs like fertilisers and oil have risen much faster. This has created a world crisis for farming, a crisis of reduced agricultural incomes, and an ageing farming population. The author argues that a new approach is needed, building on known methods – a greater variety of staple crops, traditional farming techniques and agro ecology – to create a food system which is economically as well as ecologically more resilient and sustainable.

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Publication Date
Feb 13, 2013
Language
English
Category
Business & Economics
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Thomas Lines

Specifications

Pages
26
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)

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