Investing in ecosystem services can boost food security: UN
This new UNEP report launched during World Water Week in Stockholm, focuses on the links between ecosystems, water and food, and illustrates how resilient ecosystems can support and increase food security.
Against the current challenges to enhance food security worldwide, the publication aims at illustrating the importance of healthy ecosystems for the provisioning of key services that contribute to food security. Such ecosystem services are water provisioning and food production. In this regard the publication will provide an overview of the linkages between ecosystems, water, and food security. The publication further will explore how to manage ecosystems for a variety of ecosystem services such as provisioning of water and food, and how to manage ecosystems in a sustainable way so they can substantially contribute to enhancing current and future food security.
Publication Date: 01.08.2011
Author(s): Sithara Atapattu, Jennie Barron, Prem Bindraban and et al
Download link: http://hqweb.unep.org/pdf/
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