Food Security and the Improvement of Water Use Efficiency

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

Population growth and an increasing demand for water resources connected with the development of the world economy and extensive use of land and water resources in developing countries are gradually leading humankind to global water scarcity and a food crisis. This situation is complicated because people have begun to use agricultural products, particularly grain, for producing energy due to fuel shortages and the rise in oil prices. Under market conditions it is very difficult to stop the use of food products for fuel through administrative measures.

Keywords

Food Security Water Resource Management Integrate Water Resource Management Irrigation Technology Food Crisis 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Resources of the Republic of TajikistanDushanbeRepublic of Tajikistan

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