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Saving Water: From Field to Fork: Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain

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dc.contributor.author Lundqvist, Jan
dc.contributor.author de Fraiture, Charlotte
dc.contributor.author Molden, David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-26T19:18:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-26T19:18:30Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5088
dc.description.abstract "We need to use our water prudently – no one will argue with this statement. But in fact we are wasteful. This need will become more pronounced, and the cost of bad water management will get higher in the future with increasing water demands from increasing population, cities, agriculture, and the environment. Moreover water management will become more difficult with climate change. New solutions and fast actions are required now. Agriculture is the largest human use of water. Clearly, agricultural practices need to be targeted to reduce wastage of water. This has been the center of attention for water saving practices for years. But there are additional ways to save water. Food consumers and businesses have a key role. Losses of food between the farmers’ field to our dinner table – in food storage, transport, food processing, retail and in our kitchens – are huge. This loss of food is equivalent to a loss in water. Reducing food loss and wastage lessens water needs in agriculture. We need to pay more attention to this fact. Our Key Message: Make the Food Chain More Efficient to Save Water to Facilitate the Achievement of Multiple Development Objectives" en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SIWI Policy Brief en_US
dc.subject food supply en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject cost benefit analysis en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject efficiency en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title Saving Water: From Field to Fork: Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Field Report en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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