Five inter-linked transformations in the Asian agrifood economy: Food security implications uri icon

abstract

  • "Five interlinked transformations" of the agrifood system are occurring rapidly in Asia and are well along in Latin America and emerging in Africa: (1) urbanization; (2) diet change; (3) agrifood system transformation; (4) rural factor market transformation; (5) intensification of farm technology (the agricultural transformation). These transformations are linked in mutually causal ways in all directions the transformation is of an integrated system rather than piecemeal, independent changes. This means the overall transformation has the potential to be very rapid and complicated. The new situation is not linear and easily predictable, but there remains the need to act - by both the private and public sectors in this rapidly changing environment Having an informed vision of these dynamic interrelationships can sharply improve the potential to act appropriately. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 2014
  • 2014