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Memorias de investigación
Books:
Water for Food and Wellbeing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural economics
Information
Abstract
This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview of the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach, covering a vast amount of data pertaining to most of the LAC region, some chapters focus on seven countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru). A full understanding of LAC?s progress requires framing this region in the global context: an ever more globalized world where LAC has increasing geopolitical power and a growing presence in international food markets. The book?s speci?c objectives are: (1) exploring the improvements and links between water and food security in LAC countries; (2) assessing the role of the socio-economic ?megatrends? in LAC, identifying feedback processes between the region?s observed pattern of changes regarding key biophysical, economic and social variables linked to water and food security; and (3) reviewing the critical changes that are taking place in the institutional and governance water spheres, including the role of civil society, which may represent a promising means to advancing towards the goal of improving water security in LAC. The resulting picture shows a region where recent socioeconomic development has led to important advances in the domains of food and water security. Economic growth in LAC and its increasingly important role in international trade are intense in terms of use of natural resources such as land, water and energy. This poses new and important challenges for sustainable development. The reinforcement of national and global governance schemes and their alignment on the improvement of human well-being is and will remain an inescapable prerequisite to the achievement of long-lasting security. Supporting this bold idea with facts and science-based conclusions is the ultimate goal of the book.
International
Si
Book Edition
1
Book Pulbishing
Routledge
ISBN
9780415713689
Pages
417
Series
Participants
  • Editor: Barbara Willaarts . (UPM)
  • Editor: Alberto Garrido Colmenero (UPM)
  • Editor: M.Ramón Llamas
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
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