Originally published in 1984, this volume examines the consequences of increasing energy prices on agricultural production. It discusses whether it is possible to use agriculture to produce energy without endangering the food supply for the highly populated areas of the devloping world. Analyzing the global consquences of the 'food energy nexus' at the turn of the millenium it asks whether there will be a good crisis in those same developing countries which have suffered from the energy crisis. The editors and contributors are high-level specialists of global modelling in energy and agriculture and decision makers involved in food and agriculture planning in the developing world.
1. Opening Address J. P. Chevenement 2. Keynote Address: Food and Energy Demands on the Global Research Agenda Soedjatmoko 3. The Food-Energy Problem I. Sachs, J. P. Holdren, J. P. Hrabovszky, M. Jameel, A. Papin, P. Bożyk and A. Budnilowski, G. O. Barney 4. Modelling in Perspective J. M Richardson, D. Norse 5. Modelling of Food-Energy Factors S. Cole, V. A. Gelovani, L. V. Tretyakov, J. G. Krishnayya, J. Royer, W. Tims, K. Frohberg, A. Onishi 6. A Total Resource Management Project D. H. Meadows 7. General Discussion 8. Synthesis View of Proceedings J. Lesourne
In view of the recent decline of the quality of various domestic energy and natural resources and the uncertain nature of the availability of foreign supplies it is becoming increasingly important for many countries to be able to forecast more reliably the demand for energy and resources. Many of the volumes in this set, originally published between 1936 and 1995, provide models with which to measure the impact of policy decisions and technological change. Others analyze and discuss many of the issues which have enduring relevance: ailing global coal mining industries, the advent of new energy forms, increased competition from cheaper sources, strict pollution legislation and the impact that all of these issues have on productivity and employment.