WIT Press

System Analysis Of The Food Supply And Demand In China In The 21st Century

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970021

Volume

22

Pages

12

Published

1997

Size

997 kb

Author(s)

H. Kawashima, K. Okamoto, M. Yokozawa, M.A. Halablab & M.J. Bazin

Abstract

Economic, political, environmental and agricultural variables were incorporated into a model in order to predict food supply and demand in the 21st century. Market forces do not apply to agricultural products in domestic market and price is determined politically. Invisible hand are used in order to increase prices of agricultural products. Population, area of arable land and income in the agricultural sector are key factors which determine cereal prices. Scenario analysis using a numerical model was carried out to predict cereal prices in the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the 21st century. The analysis shows that cereal prices will incre

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