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Innovations for Food Security: The Business of Sustainable Land and Water Management

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At the first of TheWaterChannel Webinars, Dr. Frank van Steenbergen presents an overview of “where we are” in terms of land and water management, in the context of water & food security. From eight case studies-- from Burkina Faso, Niger, Ethiopia, China, Yemen, Iran, Thailand and India—he draws four main lessons:

  • Large scale transformation of landscapes is possible, even as concerns of resource degradation abound almost universally.
  • There is a need to develop better land and water buffers, in order to extend the chain of water uses.
  • More people and more livestock could mean more food security (and not necessarily depletion of land and water resources)
  • On-field innovations offer hope that it is possible to meet the great challenge of food and water security.

Organised by TheWaterChannel along with its partners Cap-Net and UNESCO-IHE, the webinars are being facilitated by IFAD and EU FP-7 WAHARA project. Click here to access resources related to this particular webinar.

More info: thewaterchannel.tv/webinar
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Year: 2011
Language: English

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