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Resource consumption in Japanese agriculture and its link to food security

Abstract:

Energy security and food security are two key policy objectives of the Japanese government. However, their study and the policies that have targeted them have been disjointed at best. This paper explores the links between these two policy objectives by quantifying the resources used in (a) the agricultural sector as a whole and (b) two very resource intensive sub-sectors, beef and pork production. Emergy synthesis is used as the analytical approach for the period 1975-2005 with the results su...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.031
Journal:
Energy Policy More from this journal
Volume:
39
Issue:
3
Pages:
1101-1112
Publication date:
2011-03-01
DOI:
ISSN:
0301-4215
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:302817
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uuid:1d79fa58-9d2d-4138-8068-a2fcc12b4394
Local pid:
pubs:302817
Source identifiers:
302817
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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