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Drivers and Challenges for Food Security
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. University of York, UK .
2013 (English)In: Managing water and agroecosystems for food security / [ed] E. Boelee, Wallingford: CABI Publishing, 2013, Vol. 10, 7-28 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

At the global scale, humanity is increasingly facing rapid changes, and sometimes shocks, that are affecting the security of our food systems and the agroecosystems that are the ultimate sources of food. To plan and prepare for resilient food production and food security in a sustainable and efficient way, we are challenged to better understand the conditions and likely responses of these diverse agroecosystems under various drivers of change and scenarios of future trends. Among the many direct drivers and indirect pressures that exist or are emerging, the discussion in this chapter focuses on the main themes of drivers of demographic changes, globalization of economic and governance systems (including markets), and climate change. The current state of health of water and land resources, and of ecosystems and their services, are considered alongside these drivers, as these are critical determinants of the pathways with sufficient potential to move food-producing systems towards more sustainable production. Hence, addressing the opportunities, synergies and constraints of multiple drivers will be critical for policy advice to build resilient food systems in the future.

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Wallingford: CABI Publishing, 2013. Vol. 10, 7-28 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105956DOI: 10.1079/9781780640884.0000ISI: 000334353800004ISBN: 978-1-78064-088-4OAI: diva2:733130


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