International Food Consumption Patterns and Global Drivers of Agricultural Production


James Sergeant (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

An understanding of food demand and food trends across countries and the ability to predict potential shifts in demand for different food products is an invaluable tool for all individuals involved in the agricultural sector. In a 2003 report, International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns, ERS and collaborating economists estimated income and price elasticities of demand for broad consumption categories—such as food, clothing, education, and other goods—and for food categories such as cereals, meats, and dairy across 114 countries using 1996 International Comparison Program (ICP) data. These elasticities measure the degree to which consumption changes when prices or incomes change. This book provides an update on the International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns using the 2005 International Date Program Data; and discusses global drivers of agricultural demand and supply.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – International Evidence on Food Consumption Patterns: An Update Using 2005 International Comparison Program Data (pp. 1-104)
Andrew Muhammad, James L. Seale, Birgit Meade and Anita Regmi

Chapter 2 – Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply (pp. 105-164)
Ronald D. Sands, Carol A. Jones and Elizabeth Marshall


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