SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

International Food Policies

Date: 10/17/2011

Davil Lobell

Recent increases and large swings in global food prices have renewed interest in understanding how best to meet the needs of a growing and wealthier population. Many of the factors cited as drivers of recent changes are likely to persist into the future, including traditional drivers such as economic development and population growth, and more recent phenomena such as biofuels and climate change. After briefly reviewing the recent trends and key drivers, this presentation will focus on quantifying the role that climate change has had in the recent past, and discuss prospects for the coming decades.

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