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Food Demand for Crops

Food demand is driven by the demand for calories from crops, which is the residual of the total calorie demand and the demand for meat. A conversion factor translates calorie demand into food demand.  Crop prices and an elasticity affect the resultant food demand.  So too does a constraint on the maximum calories per capita and the size of the population.  Finally, the crop demand for food can be modified directly by an exogenous crop demand parameter.

food demand for crops flowchart