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Memorias de investigación
Capítulo de libro:
Trends in land use and ecosystem services
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura,
  • Economía agraria
Datos
Descripción
Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) is currently facing a daunting challenge: producing food, fibre, and fuel to satisfy an increasing internal and international demand and at the same time preserve its outstanding natural capital and related ecosystem services (ES) (Martinelli, 2012). Compared to other regions, LAC has a major advantage to achieve this double goal due to its rich natural endowment in terms of land, water and its low population density. Ongoing pressure on LAC natural resources is linked to internal development but also to economic globalization, population growth and principally changing diets throughout the world. FAO (2009) estimates that by 2050 agricultural production will need to double in order to satisfy the increasing world food and biofuel demand. This future demand can partly be met by intensifying existing agricultural land and improving resource use efficiency (e.g. bridging the yield gap, the development of genetically modified cropsGMOs, etc.), however, most experts agree that between 50 and 450 million hectares of additional agricultural land will also be required (FAO, 2009; Fisher et al., 2009; Lambin and Meyfroidt, 2011). This additional land demand is most likely to be absorbed by developing countries that have the greatest land availability, primarily sub-Saharan Africa and LAC (Smith et al., 2010).
Internacional
Si
DOI
Edición del Libro
1
Editorial del Libro
Routledge
ISBN
9780415713689
Serie
Título del Libro
Water for Food and Wellbeing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy
Desde página
55
Hasta página
80
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Participantes
  • Autor: Barbara Willaarts . (UPM)
  • Autor: G. Salmoral
  • Autor: J. Farinaci
  • Autor: M.J. Sanz-Sánchez
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • 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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