- Food, Water and Society: An Analytical Framework
- <i>Green Water</i> Used By Plants And Managed By Farmers: Measurement, Accounting, Policy
- Green Water and Food Security
- Natural Capital Accounting for Water Resources
- Will Irrigation Technology, Pricing, or Quotas Ensure Sustainable Water Use?
- Global food Trade and Local Water Resources: Can We Bridge the Regulatory Gap?
- Water Service Requirements for Agriculture: Nature, Nurture, and Negotiation
- Valuing Water in Supply Chains
- Valuing Water in Food Systems and Beyond
- Subsidies and the Environment: Impacts of WTO Agricultural Support Disciplines
- Dietary Patterns that Value People and the Planet
- Incentive Programs to Address the Challenges of Hunger, Undernutrition, and Obesity in the United States
- Farmer-led Water User Associations in Agricultural Water Management
- Gender, Poverty and Politics Along the Real-Virtual Water Spectrum
- Societal Drivers of Food and Water Systems 1: The Approach by Way of Material Flows, Household Consumption Styles, and Contending Schools of Engineering Thought
- Societal Drivers of Food and Water Systems 2: Applying Plural Rationality to Some Wicked Problems
- Water and Food in the American West: Lessons from Recent Droughts in California
- Food and Water Security in North America’s Transboundary Sonoran Desert: A Water-Exporting Dryland
- Water Issues and the Brazilian Agricultural Agenda
- Water in Australian Agriculture
- Food and Water Management in Northwest Africa
- Food and Water Security in the Mediterranean Basin
- Food and Water Management in Southern Africa
- Food and Water Security in West Asia
- Understanding Pesticides in England and Wales: Pathways, Policies, and Pollution Prevention
- Water and Society: The Hierarchy of Demand for Drinking Water and Water-based Sanitation Over Agriculture in a Rain Fed Economy: The Cape Town Experience 2017-8
- Global Wheat Value Chains
- Water & Coffee
- The Future of Rice
- Oil Palm Value Chain Management
- Successes and Problems with Measuring Water Consumption in Beef Systems
- The Potential Impact of Improved Water Management to Alleviate Water Scarcity and Hunger: A Global Perspective
- The Global Uptake of Conservation Agriculture and the Impact on Water-Related Ecosystem Services
- A Farmer’s Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture, Soil, and Water Health
- The Variable Rate Irrigation Management Challenge
- The Water Infrastructure Crisis
- Integrating Multi-Capital Thinking into Business Decisions
- Modelling Agricultural Controls for Flooding and Soil Erosion
- Water Management by Farmers
- The Role of New and Green Water Resources in Localizing Water and Food Security Under Arid and Semiarid Conditions
- Disruptive Food Supply Chains: Bringing it all Back Home
- Lab-Grown Meat Production: Can It Change the World?
- Food, Water and the Consequences of Society Not Valuing the Environment
Abstract and Keywords
Society’s greatest use of water is in food production, a fact that puts farmers centre stage in global environmental management. 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. This chapter introduces an analytical framework by which food, water, and society can be investigated. Food value chains comprise three market modes: production; trade and process; retail and consumption. The model demonstrates the interfaces between blue water, green water, virtual water, polluted drainage, and evapotranspiration. By categorizing social, cultural, and political influences on the three market modes the framework enables integrated analysis of food, water, and society . The combined management of food and water through redesign of food value chains emerges as a key challenge for the twenty-first century.
Independent Consultant and Coordinator of the Food Water Group at King’s College London
Emeritus Professor at King’s College London and SOAS London
Dr. Tony Colman is Visiting Senior Adjunct Research Scientist at the Columbia Water Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University, Visiting Research Fellow, Future Water Institute, University of Cape Town and Research Fellow, School of International Development, University of East Anglia
Martin Keulertz is Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut.
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