Global Change and the Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet

  • Thomas W. Hertel
  • Uris Lantz C. Baldos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 1-12
  3. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 13-26
  4. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 27-39
  5. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 41-56
  6. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 57-67
  7. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 69-84
  8. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 85-98
  9. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 99-114
  10. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 115-124
  11. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 125-140
  12. Thomas W. Hertel, Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    Pages 141-160
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 161-184

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the fundamental determinants of sustainability as seen through the lens of  long term changes in agricultural land use and the associated implications for environmental and food security. Each chapter builds part of the global sustainability story by focusing  on one driver, or underlying determinant, of land use change at global scale. It starts with key factors which have been influential in the past, such as growth in population, incomes and agricultural productivity, thereafter turning to new drivers such as biofuels, climate change and demand for environmental services. Specialized topics include food security outcomes, projections of future agricultural prices, greenhouse gas emissions, the role of globalization and market integration. The final chapter integrates all of these elements into a comprehensive analysis of food and environmental security in 2050. The book draws heavily on the emerging body of literature on these topics, summarizes key findings and organizes these within a unifying economic framework.

Keywords

SIMPLE model agricultural economics food security greenhouse gas emissions land use

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas W. Hertel
    • 1
  • Uris Lantz C. Baldos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EconomicsPurdue UniveristyWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22662-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22661-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22662-0
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