Assessing the evolving fragility of the global food system

@inproceedings{Puma2015AssessingTE,
  title={Assessing the evolving fragility of the global food system},
  author={Michael J. Puma and Satyajit Bose and andBenjamin ICook},
  year={2015}
}
Theworld food crisis in 2008 highlighted the susceptibility of the global food system to price shocks. Herewe use annual staple food production and trade data from1992–2009 to analyse the changing properties of the global food system.Over the 18 year study period, we show that the global food system is relatively homogeneous (85%of countries have low ormarginal food self-sufficiency) and increases in complexity, with the number of global wheat and rice trade connections doubling and tradeflows… CONTINUE READING
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