Crop losses due to diseases and their implications for global food production losses and food security

@article{Savary2012CropLD,
  title={Crop losses due to diseases and their implications for global food production losses and food security},
  author={Serge Savary and Andrea Ficke and Jean-No{\"e}l Aubertot and Clayton A. Hollier},
  journal={Food Security},
  year={2012},
  volume={4},
  pages={519-537}
}
The status of global food security, i.e., the balance between the growing food demand of the world population and global agricultural output, combined with discrepancies between supply and demand at the regional, national, and local scales (Smil 2000; UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2011; Ingram 2011), is alarming. This imbalance is not new (Dyson 1999) but has dramatically worsened during the recent decades, culminating recently in the 2008 food crisis. It is important to note… 

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