Global demand, supply and trade patterns of animal food products: current state and uncertain future development

The animal food sector is facing a multitude of challenges, such as differential income, demographical, and consumer preference changes that may increase demand from some parts of the world while stagnating demand from elsewhere. Heightened attentions to climate change may require the animal food sector to be an active participant of climate mitigation efforts. Trade conflicts and regional trade agreements add further uncertainties on how such products will be traded globally in the future.
Against this backdrop, researchers at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, have recently launched a multi-year project entitled “Animal food sectors’ future: the triple challenges from income and demographic development, climate change and trade policy uncertainties” (FutureAnimalFood) to tackle these pressing questions.

In this seminar, the project team will present some initial outputs from the first few months of the project, including findings from interviews with international decision makers in the industry, current and historical data on global demand, supply and trade patterns, literature survey on key demand and supply drivers, current projections on future demand and supply patterns, and key research gaps to be pursued in the project.

Tentative Program

14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction to the project
14:10-14:25 Presentation: Findings from interviews with industry experts
14:25-14:45 Presentation: Meat and Dairy dashboard – a data tool
14:45-15:15 Presentation: Status reports on literature and methodological reviews
15:15-15:45 Open discussion and concluding remarks




For more information about the project and the seminar, please contact: Wusheng Yu or Jørgen Dejgård Jensen.