Images of globalization

Trends in real commodity prices

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Trends in real commodity prices. Agriculture is a fundamental instrument for sustainable development; about 70% of the world’s poor are rural and most are involved in farming. National policy needs to arrive at a balance between a higher prices which can benefit producers and lead to a more vibrant rural economy, and lower prices, which, although volatile on the international market, can improve food access for poor consumers.

 

Source: The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006, FAO

Trends in real commodity prices

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

Starbucks and McDonald's Map, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This map visualize the commodity flow mediated by Starbucks and McDonald's.

Commodity flows: Starbucks, McDonald's

Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)

Sources: United Nations Population Division. 2007. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2007 Revision Population Database. HYPERLINK 'http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=1' http://esa.un.org/unup/index.asp?panel=1 (Accessed November 28, 2008) Link to web-site http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/food-crisis/ Cartographer/Designer: Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil Appears in: The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises Published: 2009 (Available: UNEP)Trends in urban and rural populations, less developed regions, 1960-2030 (estimates and projections)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) average annual growth, 1990–2003

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) average annual growth, 1990–2003. Average annual percentage growth rate of GDP at market prices based on constant local currency. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using 1995 official exchange rates. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) average annual growth, 1990–2003

2009 Global Internet Map

"The map‘s global projection traces the intercontinental links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and Africa. Regional close-ups provide insight into key routes within each region. Nine accompanying figures and tables present valuable data on Internet bandwidth by country, regional and global Internet capacity growth, backbone providers, traffic by application, wholesale pricing, and broadband user growth" (http://www.telegeography.com/products/map_internet/index.php).

2009 Global Internet Map

Urban population: status and trends

Urban population: status and trends. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been aggregating in towns and cities. This trend has reached an even higher rate with the dawn of industrialisation, and especially in developing countries, as seen in the graphic. From 1975 to 2015 the number of people in urban areas is projected to more than double.

 

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Urban population: status and trends