Drivers and Challenges for Food Security

J. Barron, R. Tharme, M. Herrero

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Water protection, food production and ecosystem health are worldwide issues. Changes in the global water cycle are affecting human well-being in many places, while widespread land and ecosystem degradation, driven by poor agricultural practices, is seriously limiting food production. Understanding the links between ecosystems, water, and food production is important to the health of all three, and sustainably managing these connections is becoming increasingly necessary. This book shows how sustainable ecosystems, especially agroecosystems, are essential for water management and food production. Chapter 2 is co-authored by SEI Senior Researcher and Theme Leader Jennie Barron. Main Contents 1. Introduction 2. Drivers and Challenges for Food Security 3. Water-related Ecosystem Services and Food Security 4. Challenges to Agroecosystem Management 5. Water Use in Agroecosystems 6. Drylands 7. Wetlands 8. Increasing Water Productivity in Agriculture 9. Managing Agroecosystem Services 10. Water Management for Ecosystem Health and Food Production 11. Management of Water and Agroecosystems in Landscapes for Sustainable Food Security
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Water and Agroecosystems for Food Security
EditorsE Boelee
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISBN (Print)9781780640884
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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