IIASA World Food System

Synonyms

IIASA WFS

Definition

The IIASA World Food System (WFS) provides a framework for analyzing—in annual steps—how much food will be produced and consumed in the world, where it will be produced and consumed, and the trade and financial flows related to such activities. For the purpose of international linkages, the production, consumption, and trade of goods and services of a country are aggregated into nine main agricultural sectors and one non-agricultural sector. (IIASA 2015)

The IIASA World Food System (WFS) provides a framework for analyzing?in annual steps?how much food will be produced and consumed in the world, where it will be produced and consumed, and the trade and financial flows related to such activities. For the purpose of international linkages, the production, consumption, and trade of goods and services of a country are aggregated into nine main agricultural sectors and one non-agricultural sector. (IIASA 2015)