Verteilungskonflikte durch die Klimaschutzpolitik – Verschärft die EU die Hungerproblematik?
Michael Bräuninger () and
Leschus Leon ()
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Leschus Leon: Hamburgisches Welt Wirtschafts Institut (HWWI), Heimhuder Straße 71, 20148 Hamburg
Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 2011, vol. 60, issue 3, 341-351
Food demand is strongly correlated to population growth and income growth. Both will lead to a strong demand increase in the future. At the same time, the agricultural products will increasingly be needed as energy resources. Boundaries to production growth are given by resources such as land and water and by efficiency of production. Current projections show that until 2030 there will be no global shortage in food production. Availability of land and water is sufficiently high to increase production. Furthermore efficiency of production can be increased. However production and demand are very unevenly distributed in world. Free market prices and open borders are central for the production increase in regions with corresponding potentials.
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