Agrimonde – Scenarios and Challenges for Feeding the World in 2050

Editors: Paillard, Sandrine, Treyer, Sebastien, Dorin, Bruno (Eds.)

  • A unique compendium of international agricultural and food statistics
  • A unique interdisciplinary foresight exercise
  • A French vision of sustainable development and its main challenges
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About this book

How will the world be able to feed close to 9 billion people in 2050 and still maintain the ecosystems? In this perspective, INRA and CIRAD launched the initiative, in 2006, to develop a foresight project for analysing issues pertaining to the world's food and agricultural systems on the 2050 timeline. This book provides a synthetic presentation of the main conclusions that this foresight project has yielded. First, it recapitulates the main statistical references for the period 1961 to 2003, before going on to describe the Agribiom simulation tool used to calculate food biomass resource use balances. Two scenarios on the 2050 timeline are then considered: Agrimonde GO is a trend-based scenario that bets on economic growth to feed the world, in a context where environmental protection is not a priority; in contrast, the idea in Agrimonde 1 is to feed the world while preserving its ecosystems.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Agrimonde: A Platform for Facilitating Collective Scenario-Building

    Treyer, Sébastien (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Agribiom: A Tool for Scenario-Building and Hybrid Modelling

    Dorin, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 9-35

  • The World Food Economy: A Retrospective Overview

    Dorin, Bruno

    Pages 37-47

  • Scenario-Building Choices and Principles

    Paillard, Sandrine (et al.)

    Pages 49-58

  • Food Consumption In 2050

    Chaumet, Jean-Marc (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8744-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0263-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agrimonde – Scenarios and Challenges for Feeding the World in 2050
Editors
  • Sandrine Paillard
  • Sebastien Treyer
  • Bruno Dorin
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
© Éditions Quæ, 2014
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8745-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8745-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8744-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0263-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, R10,78026 Versailles cedex, France
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