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Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
Volume XIV, issue 2, July - December 2008
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ÍNDICE DE SUSTENTABILIDAD ALIMENTARIA GLOBAL: TASA DE CRECIMIENTO ALIMENTARIA CONTRA TASA DE CRECIMIENTO POBLACIONAL
GLOBAL FOOD SUSTAINAIBILITY INDEX: GROWTH RATE OF FOODS AGAINST POPULATION

Francisco J. Zamudio-Sánchez; José Luis Romo-Lozano; Nohemi Espinosa-García

http://dx.doi.org/0000

Received: 0000-00-00

Accepted: 0000-00-00

Available online: / pages.135-140

 

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  • descriptionAbstract

    The global food system’s sustainability is of crucial importance and must be measured objectively. For this purpose it was built the global food sustainability index (GFSI) and a suitable model, with present hypotheses, which explains the global system productionconsumption of foods to monitor it and determine if it keeps, the next 50 years, on its historical trend. The GFSI compare the rates of growth of main human foods’ production and world population. Using confidence limits, which take into account the phenomenon’s intrinsic variation, the lower one is used as a reference for the system’s sustainability. Results from the information period 1961-1998 show that, in general, the food system stayed out of no sustainable. There were two intervals, 1976-1977 and 1993-1994, where it was close to a non sustainable condition, both related with political and socioeconomic accomplishments. During 1999 to 2002 the GFSI was above the prediction lower limit calculated with the original information, showing up that the system kept it away from a non Índice de sustentabilidad... sustainable condition. The information of those four years was added to the initial one to validate the model’s stability. The proposed idea allows having a simple reference, but with a plausible background, that measures the food production system likelihood to stay out of a critical state until year 2050.

    Keyworks: monitoring, world population, world food production, food system, growth rate, intrinsic variation.
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    Zamudio-Sánchez, F. J.,  Romo-Lozano, J. L.,  &  Espinosa-García, N. (2008).  GLOBAL FOOD SUSTAINAIBILITY INDEX: GROWTH RATE OF FOODS AGAINST POPULATION. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, XIV(2), 135-140. http://dx.doi.org/0000