Radical overhaul of agriculture can create farms which enhance rather than degrade the world’s ecosystems. [PDF 58kb]
French [PDF 63kb]
CGIAR Research Program:
Opinion: The Water Deficit
Current farming practices draw too much of the world’s freshwater supplies to be sustainable. A change is needed to support growing agricultural demand.
Eline Boelee – An Ecosystem Services Approach to Water and Food Security
David Molden – Can Agricultural Research – Support the Environment and a Healthy Ecosystem?
Colin’s STRAIGHTtalk on Why We Need Environmental Flows
World Water Week closes with ‘Stockholm Statement’ to the Rio+20
The ‘Stockholm Statement’ calls on leadership at all levels of government that will participate at the Rio+20 Summit (4-6 June 2012) to commit to achieving “universal provisioning of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and modern energy services by the year 2030″ and to adopt intervening targets to increase efficiency in the management of water, energy and food.
Read the full statement [PDF 289kb]
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