It is understood that water is essential to life on Earth. It is also an essential ingredient in any production process, be it agricultural or industrial. Today, there is an increased awareness of the diverse ways in which water use can pose substantial threats to businesses in certain regions and sectors.// more
100% renewable energy by 2050 <<-->> WWF shows that such a transition is not only possible but also cost-effective, providing energy that is affordable for all and producing it in ways that can be sustained by the global economy and the planet.// more
Understanding FAO World Food Projections and their Implications// more
Freshwater withdrawals have doubled every 30 years in last 100 years, about 4000 km^2 per year at present. In India 80% of the surface water is utilized for agriculture. The WWF India`s "thirsty crop" project aims to reduce the impact of water intensive and polluting crops thereby maintaining sustainable fresh water habitats to support both biodiversity and livelihood.// more
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty in developing countries. IFPRI is one of 15 research centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an alliance consortium of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations. IFPRI aims to achieve its mission through cutting-edge scientific research, capacity strengthening, and policy communication that lead to...
by Gerald C. Nelson et al., 2010// more
Biofuel demand is increasing because of a combination of growing energy needs; rising oil costs; the pursuit of clean, renewable sources of energy; and the desire to boost farm incomes in developed countries. In turn, the need for crops – such as maize and sugarcane – to be used as feedstocks for biofuels has increased dramatically. That demand has had a significant and increasing impact on global food systems.
The effects of growing biofuel demand are interwoven with tightening grain markets,...
by Claudia Ringler, 2008// more
by Mark W. Rosegrant, Claudia Ringler, and Tingju Zhu, 2009// more