The Emerging Geopolitics of Food: A Strategic Response to Supply Risks of Critical Imports for the Dutch Agro-Food Sector

M. de Ridder, S. de Jong, J. Selleslaghs, T.J. Achterbosch, R.A. Jongeneel, P. Berkhout, M. van der Heide

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Abstract

Interdependencies in the field of food, agriculture, and raw materials are growing. Global population growth, rising prosperity, and changing consumption patterns in emerging economies have increased the demand for all three. Geopolitical trends shape global markets for food, agriculture, and raw materials and carry consequences for the Dutch agro-food sector. Critical sectors of the Dutch agricultural complex are dependent on imported raw materials from the rest of the world and are therefore vulnerable to supply disruptions resulting from geopolitical developments. This report explores how the Dutch government could strengthen the resilience of the Dutch agro-food system and mitigate risks to the supply of critical raw material imports.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherThe Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) & LEI, WUR
Number of pages70
ISBN (Print)9789491040764
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameRapport
PublisherThe Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) & LEI, WUR
No.19 | 02 | 13

Keywords

  • food
  • agricultural products
  • raw materials
  • demand
  • government policy
  • food security
  • trade policy
  • international economy
  • political conflicts
  • risk management
  • strategic management

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    de Ridder, M., de Jong, S., Selleslaghs, J., Achterbosch, T. J., Jongeneel, R. A., Berkhout, P., & van der Heide, M. (2013). The Emerging Geopolitics of Food: A Strategic Response to Supply Risks of Critical Imports for the Dutch Agro-Food Sector. (Rapport; No. 19 | 02 | 13). The Hague: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) & LEI, WUR.