Global Change and the Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet

Authors: Hertel, Thomas W., Baldos, Uris Lantz C.

  • ​Textbook that explores the fundamental determinants of long term change in agricultural land use
  • Chapter-length coverage of such factors as population growth, changes in agricultural productivity, biofuels, and climate change
  • Utilizes computational models to illustrate concepts
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About this Textbook

This book explores the fundamental determinants of long term changes in agricultural land use and the associated implications for environmental and food security.  The book is designed around the idea that each chapter focuses 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 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 book draws heavily on the emerging body of literature on these topics, summarizes key findings and organizes these within a unifying economic framework.

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“The structure of Global Changes and the Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet makes it most suitable for an interdisciplinary master’s level course that might be co-taught for students in agricultural economics, environmental sciences, agronomy, natural resources, nutrition, and other disciplines. … The potential audience for this impressive book includes not only economists but a broad range of scientists. It should be required reading for anyone interested in long-run land use, food security, biofuels, and effects of climate change.” (George W. Norton, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 98 (5), October, 2016)


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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Overview of Global Land Use, Food Security and the Environment

    Hertel, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Population and Income as Drivers of Global Change

    Hertel, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Productivity Growth and Yields in the Global Crops Sector

    Hertel, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Economic Responses to Scarcity

    Hertel, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Water, Food and Environmental Security

    Hertel, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 57-67

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22662-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22661-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Change and the Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22662-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22662-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22661-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 184
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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