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The Oxford Handbook of Food Water and Society

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John Allan (Editor), Brendan Bromwich (Editor), Martin Keulertz (Editor), Tony Colman (Editor)

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Abstract

Society’s greatest use of water is in food production; a fact that puts farmers centre stage in global environmental management. Current management of food value chains, however, is not well set up to enable farmers to undertake their dual role of feeding a growing population and stewarding natural resources. The book considers the interconnected issues of real water in the environment and “virtual water” in food value chains and investigates how society influences both fields. This perspective draws out considerable challenges for food security and for environmental stewardship in the context of ongoing global change.

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