The Drivers of Global Agricultural Prod…

With the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warning in its latest report, Food Insecurity in the World, that food price volatility is here to stay, what are the driving forces in global agriculture in the world today? A study by Johns Hopkins University’s Paul Nitze School of International Studies points out that with the global population projected to grow by 2.6 billion between now and 2050, “farmers everywhere will be asked to increase production sufficiently to feed the equivalent of two more Chinas,” causing world demand for agricultural products to possibly double by the middle of the century.

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