Thursday May 18, 2017

Water risk hot spots for agriculture: the case of southwest United States is a 2016 report by the OECD.

This report analyses trends in agriculture for the US Southwest region, one of the most water stressed and productive agricultural regions in the world expected to face further water shortages in the future due to climate change and continued growth.

It examines projected water risks by mid-century without additional policy action, and discusses the expected implications for the agriculture sector, based on a review of existing data and available publications.

Policy options can help mitigate these projected water risks, such as agricultural and urban water efficiency improvements, refined groundwater management, investment in water banks and recycled wastewater systems, and well-defined water transfers.

(Source: OECD)

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Thursday March 30, 2017

The meat atlas is a study produced by Friends of the Earth Europe and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung.

The atlas is not anti-meat (it does offer alternatives). It aims to illuminate a global industry that is remarkably obscure, considering the major impact the meat industry has on our daily lives.

Read more.

(Source: Strange Maps)

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Tuesday September 27, 2016

Global food security, 2030: assessing trends with a view to guiding future EU policies is a 2016 report, published by the European Union.

Food security over the last few decades has been largely focused on production and the challenges facing the agricultural system.

It has also been associated with hunger, poverty and humanitarian aspects.

The time has come to overcome this conventional approach and to look systematically at food security and its complex nature.

(Source: European Union)

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