Food Economics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135075034
  • ISBN-13: 9781135075033
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Food and food markets still enjoy a pivotal role in the world economy and the international food industry is moving towards greater consolidation and globalization, with increased vertical integration and changes to market structure. Companies grow bigger in order to obtain economies of scale and issues and such as food security, quality, obesity and health are ever important factors.

This textbook analyzes the structure of the world's food economy, with particularly strong coverage on the root causes of periodic food crises and the impact of WTO measures and other agricultural policies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Uniqueness of Food Markets.
2: Food Crises.
3: The Food Sector During Economic Development.
4: Food Clusters.
5: Globalisation and Food Markets.
6: Newly Industrialised Countries, Developing Countries and Food Markets.
7: Food Demand.
8: Food Market Policy.
9: The Structure of the Food Industry.
10: Cooperatives in the Food Sector.
11: Mergers and Acquisitions in the Food Industry: Drivers and Results.
12: International Food Business.
13: Models and Methods in International Food Business.