Koen Deconinck, Hubertus Gay, Holger Matthey, 26 February 2018

As the world’s population becomes more numerous, more prosperous, and more urbanised, it is often assumed that growth in global demand for food will accelerate. This column argues, however, that for most agricultural commodities a slowdown in demand growth over the next ten years is more likely, allowing policymakers to focus on the parallel requirements of using the earth’s natural resources sustainably and making an effective contribution to climate change mitigation.

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