Food Security_CIDOB Monograph_86

Food security in Latin America and Australia: China’s impact and insights for the European Union

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Adrien Hearn, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Latin America and Australia have enjoyed economic growth arising from China’s unprecedented demand for commodities, but they have also experienced challenges to local food security as commodity plantations expand. This chapter examines the impacts of Chinese agricultural demand in South America, Australia, Cuba, and within China. It concludes by considering the relevance of these experiences for the European Union.