Can we solve future's food security challenge by eating less water?

Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2017, 14:00 Uhr bis 15:00 Uhr

A growing human population and changing consumption patterns threaten adequate food supply globally by increasing pressure on already scarce land and water resources. Various measures have been suggested to increase future food supply without additional use of resources: diet change, food loss reduction, and closing the yield gaps. In this presentation, the first estimates of the combined potential of these measures, at country level, will be given. I will show that the increased demand in global food supply in year 2050 would be met even with moderate implementation level. However, deficiencies in various countries in Africa and the Middle East appear inevitable without other actions such as increased trade.

MitMatti Kummu, Assistant Professor, D.Sc.
Aalto University, Finland
Ort Winterthurerstrasse 190
Raum: Y25 H79
VeranstalterGeographisches Institut, UZH
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