Scenario Analysis

Food Demand Forecasting

The recent volatility in agricultural prices, the demand for food commodities as feed stocks for biofuels, and growing world food demand from increasing global incomes has dramatically increased the interest in the long range outlook for food demand focusing on the issue of whether those demands can be met.  This type of analysis often looks out to 2050.  There are many factors which must be anticipated to project global food demand including consumption saturation points, decreasing responsiveness of food products to income growth, cultural characteristics affecting food demands, demographics, etc.