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Food, U.S. resource management in an era of scarcity

Kent W. Backstrom

Food, U.S. resource management in an era of scarcity

by Kent W. Backstrom

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Published by SRI International, Business Intelligence Program in Menlo Park, Calif. (333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park 94025) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture and state -- United States.,
    • Food supply -- Government policy -- United States.,
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
    • Land use, Rural -- Government policy -- United States.,
    • Soil conservation -- Government policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      StatementKent W. Backstrom.
      SeriesResearch report / SRI International, Business Intelligence Program ;, 641, Research report (Business Intelligence Program (SRI International)) ;, 641.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1761 .B18 1980
      The Physical Object
      Pagination20 p. :
      Number of Pages20
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3099582M
      LC Control Number82204559

        Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region. It already affects every continent and around billion people around the   of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. These greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide (CO 2), methane (CH 4) and nitrogen dioxide (N 2 O), and a rise in these gases has caused a rise in the amount of heat from the sun withheld in the Earth’s atmosphere, heat that would normally be radiated back into space. This increase in

      One states that resource scarcity can contribute to conflicts, civil unrest and political instability (Klare ; Mildner et al. ), because fighting over critical resources (e.g., food, land   Scarcity is a dangerous idea and has long been a totalising discourse in resource politics and mainstream economics. A large body of work has critiqued the naturalisation of scarcity in discourses of environmental change, and has highlighted problems in how scarcity is conceptualised and the ways in which scarcities are socially and politically ://

        The U.S. government, in an effort to keep domestic food prices from rising in response to the scarcity, imposed an export embargo on soy-beans, a crop that supplies much of the world's cooking oil and a large share of the protein meal fed to ://+food+scarcity.-a   VI Water Governance in the Arab Region: Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future BOT Build-Operate-Transfer DALY Disability-Adjusted Life Year FAO Food and Agriculture Organization GDP Gross Domestic Product IWRM Integrated Water Resources Management MDGs Millennium Development Goals MENA Middle East and North Africa NGO Non-Governmental Organization PWA and Environment/Arab_Water_Gov_Report.


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Dr Julia Wright is Deputy Director of the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security, at Coventry University. She is a leading expert in Cuban farming and food systems post, and has over 25 years experience in sustainable agricultural applied research and development, with a focus on the application of agroecological, organic and permaculture principles and approaches to contemporary "In Pursuit of Prosperity articulates a compelling case for more clearly and closely linking natural resource scarcity and environmental trends to U.S.

national security policy. Thoroughly researched and well-documented, this is an important and timely book for policy makers and national security practitioners". There is a need to explore whether or not and how logistics/supply chain decisions will affect the overall configuration of future food supply chains in an era of resource scarcity and depletion With the strong linkage between food, water, energy, the environment, and human well‐being [Hoff, ] these kinds of imperfections affect all of us as well as the natural resources and Earth's environment.

In an era of growing water scarcity we need to identify how to use our technical capacity and human ingenuity to reduce these production   Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.

ERS plays a leading role in Federal research on food security and food security measurement in U.S. households and communities and provides data access and technical support to social science scholars to facilitate their research on food ://   The book focuses on the scarcity of water quantity (rather than on water quality).

The author presents the economic theory of resource allocation, recognizing the peculiarities imposed by water, and then goes on to treat a range of subjects including conservation, groundwater depletion, water law, policy analysis, cost–benefit analysis, water  › Books › Engineering & Transportation › Engineering.

Scarcity is when the means to fulfill ends are limited and costly. Scarcity is the foundation of the essential problem of economics: the allocation of limited means to fulfill unlimited wants and Introduction.

The idea of resource scarcity permeates health ethics 1 and health policy analysis, whether the context is the micro-level of selecting interventions in a clinical setting, the meso-level of allocating resources within a regional organization, or the macro-level of choosing among options for reducing the global burden of disease.

Consider three real-life situations:   Impact of water scarcity in Australia on global food security in an era of climate change. Year: Author: Qureshi, M Ejaz; Hanjra, Munir A; Ward, John Journal Name: Food Policy Journal Number: 38 Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.

Published Location: Kidlington, United Kingdom ISBN: Country: Water resources in Mexico are threatened by scarcity, pollution and climate change. In two decades water consumption doubled, producing water stress in dry seasons and semi-arid and arid regions.

Water stress rises due to physical and economic stress. In seven parts a multidisciplinary  › Earth Sciences & Geography › Hydrogeology. In the discussion of the global food emergency, one underlying factor is barely mentioned: The world is running out of water. A British science writer, who authored a major book on water resources, here explores the nexus between water overconsumption and current food ://   Natural Resource Management.

Based on the Guidance Notes, the second outcome of the project is to deliver a series of training modules for UN and EU staff in country offices, as well as local Some examples of scarcity include: The gasoline shortage in the 's.

After poor weather, corn crops did not grow resulting in a scarcity of food for people and animals and ethanol for fuel. Over-fishing can result in a scarcity of a type of fish. Fewer farmers raising cattle can result in a scarcity   "This volume is for anyone with professional or deep personal interests in the relationships of natural resource management to economic development and human societies."—Joseph P.

Dudley, The Quarterly Review of Biology "[A] comprehensible model linking environmental scarcity and violence."—Stephen P. Adamian, Boston Book Review A behavioral economist’s fresh perspectives on poverty. Toward the end of World War II, while thousands of Europeans were dying of hunger, 36 men at the University of Minnesota volunteered for a study that would send them to the brink of starvation.

Allied troops advancing into German-occupied territories with supplies and food were encountering droves of skeletal people they had no idea how By YiLi Chien, Research Officer and Economist, and Julie Bennett, Research Associate.

Even though the U.S. is well supplied with food, According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the U.S. has the world’s second-highest per capita food supply at 3, calories falls just shy of Belgium, which has a per capita supply of 3, calories   National security expert Michael Klare believes the struggle for the world’s resources will be one of the defining political and environmental realities of the 21st century.

In an interview with Yale Environmenthe discusses the threat this scramble poses to the natural world and what can be done to sustainably meet the resource ://   Global trends in population and affluence: Global population is projected to increase to nearly eight billion by and more than 9 billion bywith an even faster growing middle-class, creating demand for more varied, high-quality diet requiring additional resource to the same time, a significant share of the world's population is suffering from under-nutrition or ://   Almost a third of the world’s population is estimated to be living in water-scarce areas, according to the World Data Lab.

With an increase in shortages driven by climate change and a growing global population, better management of this resource is crucial. Here’s how some grantees from Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are trying to help   Scarcity of Resources. Resource Scarcity was the most controversial topic for respondents when considering which world issues are currently over or underestimated by the general public.

This debate essentially encompasses the argument about whether or not political analysts are fear-mongering when they make dire resource. Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to U.S.

prosperity and national security than traditional military threats. Consider also the food crisis that precipitated the Arab Spring uprisings or the drought that has sharpened conflict in ://  The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics - Kindle edition by Edsall, Thomas Byrne.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American  › Kindle Store › Kindle eBooks › Politics & Social Sciences. ’s report and. 4. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s Food Price Index, all food except meat has fallen sharply in The Food Price Index, which is the average of indices of the five staple food groups, has fallen from its high of in to in December FAO Food Price Index, F.

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