Vol 2, No 1 (2014)

Water for Food

While food security is a concern for all, what receives limited attention is that practically 70% of freshwater withdrawal at the global level is for irrigated agriculture. In LDCs this figure can be even more than 90% (FAO, 2011).Facing the competition from other sectors and due to more severe climatic variations and effects of climate change, water availability for agriculture is already limited and uncertain in several regions. This is set to worsen. Consequently, it is no longer enough to just think about the amount of water we need to grow food but we must also look at the way water is used from production to consumption. Unsustainable water and land management practices to boost agricultural production have caused wide-scale changes in ecosystems and negatively affected the quality and quantity of water. The external cost of the damage to people and ecosystems and clean-up processes from the agricultural sector is significant.

Table of Contents

Editorial

Engin Koncagül
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4-6

Research Articles

Shivaan M. Burke, Raul Poncé-Hernandez
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7-23
Sulan Chen, Katharina Davis
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24-37
Daniela Peña Corvillon
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38-51
Wahyudi David, Angelika Ploeger
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52-60
Priya Ranjan Mishra, Nadda R.K.
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61-75
Lukas Schütz
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76-92
Lalitha Subramanian, P. Michael Vetha Siromony
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93-110
Prem Jose Vazhacharickal, Sumita Gupta Gangopadhyay
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111-133

News

Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: 75-years anniversary
The FOFJ Editorial Staff
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134-135
International Green Week Berlin 2014
Ana Stoddart
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136-137
FOFJ Summer Camp 2014
The FOFJ Editorial Staff
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138
Water-Food-Energy Nexus
The FOFJ Editorial Staff
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139

Reports and Analyses

Rebecca L Farnum
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140-145
Nikolai Fuchs
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146-153
Joe Hill
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154-161
Nina Neuscheler
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162-174

Reviews

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Future of Food: State of the Art, Challenges and Options for Action
Bhuvanya Balasubramamiam
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175-176
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Purer Genuss? Wasser als Getränk, Ware und Kulturgut
Andreas Kleinlein
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177-178
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Psychological resources for sustainable lifestyles
Cristina P. Rodríguez Torres
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179-180

Alternative Views

Florian Doerr
181-182