World Food Crisis: Escalation of Problems

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-4-15-23

E. Kovalev, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article investigates the nature, the main features and particularities of the 2007–2008 world food crisis, which has revealed the imperfection of the world food and agricultural systems as well as contradictions both in production relations and increasingly inside the Man–Nature system.

Keywords: world food crisis, industrial civilization, food security, world agro food system, biofuels, global climate change, net suppliers, agro-globalization, structural correction

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For citation:
Kovalev E. World Food Crisis: Escalation of Problems. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, No 4, pp. 15-23.

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