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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114213
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Experiments in Globalisation, Food Security and Land Use Decision Making

Brown, Calum; Murray-Rust, Dave; Vliet, Jasper van; Alam, Shah Jamal; Verburg, Peter H.; Rounsevell, Mark D.

The globalisation of trade affects land use, food production and environments around the world. In principle, globalisation can maximise productivity and efficiency if competition prompts specialisation on the basis of productive capacity. In reality, however, such specialisation is often constrained by practical or political barriers, including those intended to ensure national or regional food security. These are likely to produce globally sub-optimal distributions of land uses. Both outcomes are subject to the responses of individual land managers to economic and environmental stimuli, and these responses are known to be variable and often (economically) irrational. We investigate the consequences of stylised food security policies and globalisation of agricultural markets on land use patterns under a variety of modelled forms of land manager behaviour, including variation in production levels, tenacity, land use intensity and multi-functionality. We find that a system entirely dedicated to regional food security is inferior to an entirely globalised system in terms of overall production levels, but that several forms of behaviou ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1932-6203
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-801102
KITopen ID: 1000080110
Erschienen in PLoS one
Band 9
Heft 12
Seiten Art.Nr. e114213
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