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Changes in consumption and diet preferences


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Description: Interventions that target consumption changes or changes in dietary preferences
Reference: Stehfest et al., 2013
Is implemented in: Agricultural economy
Associated theme items: Agricultural land use (Land use)Animal husbandry (Food)Crop production (Food)Food demand (Food)Nutrition and diet (Food)GHG emissions (Climate)

Associated policy response component

Component: Land and biodiversity policies
Page: Land and biodiversity policies/Agricultural demand

Effects of this policy intervention on components

Component: Agricultural economy

Effect : Changes demand for certain products, and subsequently production and trade of that product.

Component: Livestock systems

Effect : Changes the production of livestock products within a region.

Component: Land-use allocation

Effect : Changes in production of agricultural commodities within a region change the land use for agricultural purposes (both total area for agriculture and the ratio of grass to crop area).

Component: Nutrients

Effect : Dietary changes, for example assumes that by 2050 10% of the baseline scenario’s beef consumption is replaced by poultry meat in all producing regions, without accounting for changes in agricultural trade

Component: Aquatic biodiversity

Effect : Changes in agricultural land use affects nutrient leaching to water bodies.

Component: Terrestrial biodiversity

Effect : This intervention reduces the pressure from agricultural land use to terrestrial biodiversity.

Component: Ecosystem services

Effect : Dietary changes reduces the amount of the ES "food" needed.

When the reduced agricultural land use, results in an increase of natural area, the supply of the services dependent nature (e.g. erosion and flood protection, pollination and pest control), will be increased.