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Trade can help poor countries cope with water shortages and food security

Published on October 21, 2016

Many people believe that water shortages will threaten global food security. That is not true. The world is not short of water. Even with climate change, there will be enough to grow all the food needed by the 10 billion people expected to populate the earth by 2050. Or even the 11 billion expected by the end of the 21st century.

An analysis of the water challenges suggests that the real obstacles to greater food security are the uneven distribution of land, people, productive capital – and water. Bridging the gaps that arise because of this uneven distribution will remain the primary challenge. And trade policies must help not hinder this process. Source: Bizcommunity. Read more...