2012 World Water Week Report – Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world

Report Published: November 2012

This report presents the latest thinking and new approaches to emerging and persistent challenges to achieve food security in the 21st century. It focuses on critical issues that have received less attention in the literature to date, such as: food waste, land acquisitions, gender aspects of agriculture, and early warning systems for agricultural emergencies. It also offers perspectives on how to better manage water and food linkages.

Summary

This report was prepared as input into the discussions at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm, which was held under the theme of Water and Food Security. The report features brief overviews of new knowledge and approaches on emerging and persistent challenges to achieve water and food security in the 21st century.

Each chapter focuses on critical issues that have received less attention in the literature to date, such as: food waste, land acquisitions, gender aspects of agriculture, and early warning systems for agricultural emergencies. It is our hope that the articles provoke concern and inspire action where needed.

How to cite: Jägerskog, A., Jønch Clausen, T. (eds.) 2012. Feeding a Thirsty World – Challenges and Opportunities for a Water and Food Secure Future. Report Nr. 31. SIWI, Stockholm.