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Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security

Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). August 2012
  • This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. The purpose of this report is twofold. First, to define a water accounting framework that allows water scarcity to be interpreted objectively. Second, to indicate where and how agricultural water management can play a more proactive and effective role in response to increasing concerns over global freshwater scarcity. The document offers views on the conceptual framework on which FAO's water scarcity programme should be based, proposes a set of definitions associated with the concept of water scarcity, and indicates the main principles on which FAO should base its action in support to its member countries
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Global, Oceania, Australia, India
  • Main themes: Accounting, Agriculture, Auditing, Food security, Virtual water, Water availability, Water demand, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity
  • Main target audience: Agriculture sector, Policy makers, Stakeholders, Water managers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Guidance
  • Type of resource: Background document, Recommendations
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Published in 2014