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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Present and future roles of water and food trade in achieving food security, reducing poverty and water use
Research Areas
  • Agriculture
The development of scarce water resources in the Mediterranean Region has been very important to satisfy the high demands for food, drinking and industrial water of a population that at regional levels has increased substantially. The chapter analyses, in the first part, the past trend of the irrigation development and the future demand. It is evident that irrigation development has contributed substantially to increase the food security. From the point of view of the water resources irrigation development has been and continues to be the largest user. Although irrigation areas have been growing substantially over the last 25 years the possibilities for continue such trend appear small, exception made of few countries, due to scarcity of the water resources. The chapter also reviews the interrelations between poverty, hunger, gender with the development of the water resources and the increased agricultural trade
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Book title
Re-thinking Water and Food Security. Fourth Marcelino Botin Water Workshop
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  • Autor: Consuelo Varela Ortega (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Economía y Ciencias Sociales Agrarias
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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