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Record number 406699
Title European food and agricultural strategy for 21st century
Author(s) Bindraban, P.S.; Rabbinge, R.
Source International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology 9 (2011)1/2. - ISSN 1462-4605 - p. 80 - 101.
Department(s) ISRIC - World Soil Information
PPO/PRI AGRO Duurzame Bedrijfssystemen
International Soil Reference and Information Centre
ICSU World Data Centre for Soils
Wageningen UR Administration OfficeCorporate Staff
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Abstract Production ecological analyses reveal great differences in food production potential and food requirement between global regions, which implies the need for redistribution of food between surplus and deficit regions. The surplus production potential, current production and trade volumes of Europe along with the desires of its society for non-food functions from its land, favours a dual agricultural path for Europe. It can continue to guarantee its own food provision through a food-oriented path of intensive agriculture, while cherishing a socially-oriented pathway to meet non-food desires. Europe can assume an active role in world food security by using its surplus potential to supplement the deficit region Asia and by using its agricultural insight to facilitate processes towards sustainable agriculture in Latin America and to support overall agricultural development in Africa. The prospects for the coming decades for European agriculture are so favourable that there is little need to introduce agro-energy or heavy subsidy measures to stimulate or revitalise agricultural development within its territory
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