The Global Bio-Economy: Proceedings of the twenty-eighth Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118877543
  • ISBN-13: 9781118877548
  • DDC: 338.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 49 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Throughout history, agriculture and natural resources have been used for the production of food, feed, fibre, fuel, and environmental goods. Recent developments in demand both in terms of quantity and quality, technology, and traditional energy and chemistry markets have reinforced the demand for non-food applications. These developments, in combination with increased consumer demands for various food characteristics, have led to a rapidly growing and globally integrated bio-economy. This book introduces and contains the plenary papers on the opportunities and challenges for the bio-economy that were presented at the 28th triennial conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) in Brazil. The following aspects of the bio-economy are covered: finance, volatility, poverty, conflict, productivity, investment, resource constraints and governance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
1: The Global Bio-Economy.
2: Food Insecurity, Income Inequality, and the Changing Comparative Advantage in World Agriculture.
3: Options for African Agriculture in an Era of High Food and Energy Prices.
4: Commodity Index Investment and Food Prices: Does the “Masters Hypothesis” Explain Recent Price Spikes?.
5: Stocks-to-Use Ratios and Prices as Indicators of Vulnerability to Spikes in Global Cereal Markets.
6: Time-Series Econometric Analyses of Biofuel-Related Price Volatility.
7: Climate Change, Weather Shocks, and Violent Conflict: A Critical Look at the Evidence.
8: Volatility, Agricultural Risk, and Household Poverty: Micro-Evidence from Randomized Control Trials.
9: Food Security, the Labor Market, and Poverty in the Brazilian Bio-Economy.
10: Technology and the Future Bioeconomy.
11: Public Agricultural R&d Over the Past Half Century: An Emerging New World Order.
12: Global Land Investments in the Bio-Economy: Evidence and Policy Implications.
13: Competition for Land in the Global Bioeconomy.
14: Water and Food in the Bioeconomy: Challenges and Opportunities for Development.
15: The Human Capital Roots of the Middle Income Trap: The Case of China.
16: Agricultural Price Distortions: Trends and Volatility, Past, and Prospective.
17: Trade Liberalization in the Bio-Economy: Coping with a New Landscape.
18: Agriculture and Development: Revisiting the Policy Narratives.