Title: Production vs. consumption management for sustainable agricultural resources

Authors: Suzelle Barrington; Bijaya Adhikari

Addresses: Consumaj Inc., 2550, av. Vanier, Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec), J2S 6L7, Canada ' Consumaj Inc., 2550, av. Vanier, Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec), J2S 6L7, Canada

Abstract: At 35%, world food production wastage is jeopardising the sustainability of global resources and the future of food security, especially considering that agriculture uses 60% and 37% of the world water and land resources. Ironically, rural populations are most exposed to poverty and hunger when they feed the world. Through a literature review, this paper will demonstrate that supply management, based on consumption, is a solution to food wastage and can in parallel, improve rural wealth, introduce sustainable agricultural practices, resolve major urban pressures and bring about global climate change adaptation. The concepts presented in this paper confront modern world agricultural policies as production management systems are being abolished throughout the world, including Canada.

Keywords: sustainable resources; food wastage; climate change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2018.089249

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.12 No.1/2, pp.183 - 200

Received: 05 Jan 2016
Accepted: 31 May 2016

Published online: 24 Dec 2017 *

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