Image Database Export Citations


Does Food Trade Save Water? The Potential Role of Food Trade in Water Scarcity Mitigation

Show full item record

Type: Working Paper
Author: Canagaratna, Premila
Date: 2007
Agency: International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: Water Policy Briefing, no. 25
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4680
Sector: Agriculture
Global Commons
Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): efficiency
water management
food supply
Abstract: "By the year 2050 there will be an additional 3 billion people to feed. Food production may need to increase by 70-90 percent from levels in 2000 to meet this global food demand. Without improvements in the efficiency and productivity of agricultural water use, crop water consumption would have to grow by the same order of magnitude. A big challenge in water management is to grow sufficient food for a growing and more affluent population while meeting the many other demands on limited water resources-household needs, industrial requirements and environmental functions."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-files-description
WPB25.pdf 732.9Kb PDF View/Open Water Policy Brief 25

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record