Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

Introducing the World Food System

Wiesław Rozłucki

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 193-202 | Full text

This article is an attempt to introduce the concept of the world food systemAttention is here focused on the first stage in developing the concept. Thisstage covers the definition, origin and scope of the concept. The argument presentedis based on three lines of reasoning:

  1. The systems approach is an essential tool in the analysis of complexsets of relations.
  2. In the contemporary world we have to deal with interdependencies ofa global character which form a system at the world level.
  3. Within this world system an area of interdependent relationships concerninginternational food supplies can usefully be recognized.

Wiesław Rozłucki, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warszawa, Poland