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Green and blue water accounting in the Ganges and Nile basins: Implications for food and agricultural policy

Posted by on 2021-12-23

Most food globally is produced from soil moisture that comes exclusively from precipitation, or “green” water. Moreover, most of the water reaching plants in irrigated systems also stems from precipitation. Despite this, irrigation or “blue” water has typically been the focus for policy analysis in the past, given the possibility…

Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, Policy Options

Posted by on 2021-12-23

As the global population grows and incomes in poor countries rise, so too, will the demand for food, placing additional pressure on sustainable food production. Climate change adds a further challenge, as changes in temperature and precipitation threaten agricultural productivity and the capacity to feed the world’s population. This study…

Conclusions and reflections for the future of forest tenure reform

Posted by on 2021-12-23

This book has explored the experiences of forest tenure reforms in 11 countries, across dozens of regions and communities, with the goal of understanding their origins, processes of implementation and outcomes for local life and forest conditions. As we have seen, these reforms range from those that are somewhat older…