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
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.// more
Water security is the gossamer that links together the web of food, energy, climate, economic growth, and human security challenges that the world economy faces over the next two decades. This book, published by the Water Initiative of the World Economic Forum, seeks to deepen the awareness and understanding of the nexus which spans across the issue of water and to explore solutions to the water scarcity challenge ahead.// more
The Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources (EIWR) was established under the Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative to serve as the central administration unit to coordinate research, education and outreach activities amongst the partnering U.S. and Ethiopian Universities.// more