Waste not, warm not: poverty, hunger, and climate change in a circular food system

Full transcript of the keynote speech by PIM Director Karen Brooks at the Crawford Fund's Annual Conference "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security" held on 29-30 August 2016 in Canberra, Australia.

Exploring farmers’ willingness to pay for drought tolerance in maize in Zimbabwe

Adoption of new technologies depends significantly on whether potential users are willing to pay a premium for the associated benefits. The new study explores farmers’ willingness to pay for drought tolerance (DT) in maize, a crop playing a leading role in the food security in southern Africa. Focusing on Zimbabwe, this research aimed at estimating the implicit >> Read more

Journal article: Do markets and trade help or hurt the global food system adapt to climate change?

Rapidly expanding global trade in the past three decades has lifted millions out of people out of poverty. Trade has also reduced manufacturing wages in high income countries and made entire industries uncompetitive in some communities, giving rise to nationalist politics that seek to stop or reverse further trade expansion in the United States and >> Read more

Taxing red meat may cut emissions and disease: Carbon taxes on food could help the world control global warming and improve public health

Growth in agricultural productivity and expanding markets have made more food available to more people than ever before. The options available to the average consumer visiting a supermarket are richer and more varied than at any time in history. But this abundance comes at a cost to our health and the planet. 

IAAE Inter-Conference Symposium 2017: Call for papers

The next Inter-Conference Symposium of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) will take place on October 17-20, 2017 in Chile. It will be dedicated to Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Resource Management. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, discussion, and networking focusing on climate change and sustainability, >> Read more