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The concept of caloric unequal exchange and its relevance for food system analysis : The Ecuador case study
Ramos Martín, Jesús (Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam. Grupo de Población y Ambiente)
Falconí, Fander (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales)
Cango, Pedro (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales)

Data: 2017
Resum: The impact of food production patterns and food supply upon consumption patterns is usually explained by economies of scale and affordability. Less attention is given to food trade patterns and global insertion of economies affecting dietary changes. This paper contributes to the discussion using the concept of caloric unequal exchange that defines the deterioration of terms of trade in food in units of calories and complements studies on unequal exchange and ecologically unequal exchange. A new perspective to food systems' analysis is achieved by using this concept. This paper uses the case study of Ecuador to exemplify its potentiality. Exports and imports to and from Ecuador are analyzed for the period 1988 through 2013 in volume, value, and calories, for different groups of products. The conclusion is that Ecuador is increasingly helping to feed the world, at a caloric cost that is decreasing over time. There is a deterioration of the terms of trade of traded food in terms of calories for Ecuador of more than 250% between 1986 and 2013.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad HAR2016-76814-C2-1-P
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Caloric unequal exchange ; Ecuador ; Food ; Latin America ; Terms of trade ; SDG 2 - Zero Hunger ; SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Publicat a: Sustainability, Vol. 9 Núm. 11 (2017) , p. 2068, ISSN 2071-1050

DOI: 10.3390/su9112068


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