Exploring the Dynamics of Responses to Food Production Shocks

Jones, Aled and Hiller, Bradley (2017) Exploring the Dynamics of Responses to Food Production Shocks. Sustainability, 9 (6). pp. 960-972. ISSN 2071-1050

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/su9060960

Abstract

Food production shocks can lead to food crises where access to appropriate quantities and quality of food become inadequate, unaffordable, or unreliable on a major scale. While the physical causes of food production shocks are well researched, the dynamics of responses to them are less well understood. This paper reviews those dynamics and includes evidence gathered via interviews of 44 expert practitioners sourced globally from academia, government, industry, think-tanks, and development/relief organizations. The paper confirms that policy interventions are often prioritized for national interests and poorly coordinated at regional and global scales. The paper acknowledges future compounding trends such as climate change and demographic shifts and suggests that while there are signs of incremental progress in better managing the impacts of shock events, coordinated responses at scale will require a paradigm shift involving major policy, market, and technological advancements, and a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: production shock, food crisis
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Prof Aled Jones
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 15:19
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701832

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