Tony Allan: "The tension between sustainability and intensification captures totally what this meeting is about"
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Interview // Tony Allan: "The tension between sustainability and intensification captures totally what this meeting is about"

Interview with Tony Allan, professor at the King's College London and at the School of Oriental and African Studies

Mr. Allan states improved productivity in agriculture and he sees further potential concerning a more effective use of water resources by changing consumption patterns and ending wastage in food production. Professor Allan applies his approach of virtual water for the production of biofuel and he states at the same time that new approaches need to be conceptualized for the challenges within the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus.

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//The video-interview was produced on the second meeting of the International Steering Committee (ISC) from 30 to 31 of March in Bonn.

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