Managing the Global Commons: Sustainable Agriculture and Use of the World's Land and Water Resources in the 21st Century
19 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Tom Hertel, Uris Lantz C Baldos, Laura C Bowling, Keith Cherkauer, Matthew Huber, David R Johnson, Carol Song, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
This is a presentation at IMPACTS WORLD 2017.
Assessing the Poverty Impacts of Climate Change across Latin America
19 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Tom Hertel, Monika Verma, Eduardo Magalhaes, Carlos Ludena, Uris Lantz C Baldos, Frances Moore
This is a poster presented at IMPACTS WORLD 2017, Germany.
Global market integration increases likelihood that a future African Green Revolution could increase crop land use and CO2 emissions
24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Thomas W. Hertel, Navin Ramankutty, Uris Lantz C Baldos
There has been a resurgence of interest in the impacts of agricultural productivity on land use and the environment. At the center of this debate is the assertion that agricultural innovation is land sparing. However, numerous case studies and global empirical studies have found little evidence...
Climate adaptation as mitigation: the case of agricultural investments
24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): David B Lobell, Uris Lantz C Baldos, Thomas W Hertel
Successful adaptation of agriculture to ongoing climate changes would help to maintain productivity growth and thereby reduce pressure to bring new lands into agriculture. In this paper we investigate the potential co-benefits of adaptation in terms of the avoided emissions from land use...
Debunking the 'new normal': Why world food prices are expected to resume their long run downward trend
24 Jun 2016 | Contributor(s): Uris Lantz C Baldos, Thomas W. Hertel
Contrary to the opinions expressed by many commentators, the recent episode of higher prices for agricultural commodities is likely a transitory phenomenon. When compared to the last half-century, population growth is expected to be much slower in the coming decades, with nearly all of the growth...