Wednesday, 29th August 2012
Feeding a Thirsty World: Challenges and Opportunities for a Water and Food Secure Future
Source: Stockholm International Water Institute
From Note to the Reader:
Today, in 2012, nearly one billion people still suffer from hunger and mal- nourishment, in spite of the fact that food production has been steadily increasing on a per capita basis for decades. Producing food to feed eve- ryone well, including the 2 billion additional people expected to populate the planet by mid-century, will place greater pressure on available water and land resources.
This report provides input into the discussions at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm, which is held under the theme of Water and Food Security... It features brief overviews of new knowledge and approaches on emerging and persistent challenges to achieve water and food security in the 21st century. Each chapter focuses on critical issues that have received less attention in the literature to date, such as: food waste, land acquisitions, gender aspects of agriculture, and early warning systems for agricultural emergencies.
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