Food security in a world of growing natural resource scarcity

The role of agricultural technologies
Updated January 2014

This study compares the effects that different technologies have on crop yields and resource use, particularly arable area, water, and nutrients. By modeling technology-induced changes in crop yields, the analysis also helps to explain how the mix of technology may influence the global food market in terms of changes in food prices and trade flows, as well as calorie availability, in particular for developing countries.

Author: 
Rosegrant, Mark
Koo, Jawoo
Cenacchi, Nicola
Ringler, Claudia
Robertson, Ricky
Fisher, Myles
Cox, Cindy
Garrett, Karen
Perez, Nicostrato
Sabbagh, Pascale
Published date: 
2013
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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