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Food, feed and fuels: A knowledge survey and framework
Stockholm Environment Institute
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Many recent trends threaten to reframe global policies on agriculture. These trends include climate change, rapid urbanization, economic growth, increasing meat in the global diet, and decreasing purchasing power of the poor. Recently, rising oil prices, harvest failures, animal diseases and low levels of stock have colluded with the longer-term trends to push food and feed prices upward, bringing the topic of agricultural policies to the fore. From mid-2007 to early 2008 Hivos partnered with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to assess the state of knowledge on competing food, feed and fuels pressures on land use. The goal was to delineate knowledge needs in the field of sustainable economic development with a special focus on the economic position of marginalized groups. The results of this knowledge survey are summarized below. Based on the outcome of the survey, Hivos has decided to broaden its focus and develop knowledge on small producers’ agency in the globalized market, and is currently exploring partnerships with interested knowledge centres.
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