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dc.contributor.authorQureshi, Asad Sarwar
dc.contributor.authorFatima, A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-21T05:04:49Z
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-02T16:39:50Z
dc.date.available2013-11-21T05:04:49Z
dc.date.available2014-02-02T16:39:50Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationQureshi, Asad Sarwar; Fatima, Aamira. 2012. Sustaining irrigated agriculture for food security: a perspective from Pakistan. Paper presented at the Pakistan Engineering Congress on the occasion of World Water Day, Lahore, Pakistan, 24 March 2012. 11p.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/34599
dc.description.abstractHumanity is facing an enormous challenge in managing water to secure adequate food production. By the middle of this century, the world�s population is projected to reach 9.1 billion, 34 percent higher than today. Nearly all of this increase will occur in developing countries. In order to respond to the expected demand of this larger, more urban and, on average, richer population, food production must increase by about 70% as estimated by the FAO. It is an enormous task because the required increase in food production to meet future needs will have to be achieved with fewer land and water resources. Food insecurity in Pakistan is a product of poverty and inadequate food availability. During the past two decades, 1987?2007, food poverty incidence in the country shows that about one?third of the households were living below the food poverty line and they were not meeting their nutritional requirements. The incidence of food poverty is higher in rural areas (35%), than in urban areas (26%). In Pakistan, irrigated agriculture is vital for future food security because it produces more than 90% of the total grain production. With the decreasing amounts of available water, the challenge of sustaining irrigated agriculture is increasing by the day. This paper reviews the situation in Pakistan and suggests pathways to sustain irrigated agriculture in order to meet future food requirements
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectIRRIGATED FARMING
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITY
dc.subjectWATER RESOURCES
dc.subjectWATER AVAILABILITY
dc.subjectWATER USE EFFICIENCY
dc.subjectACCESS TO FOOD
dc.subjectWATER MANGEMENT
dc.subjectPAKISTAN
dc.titleSustaining irrigated agriculture for food security: a perspective from Pakistan.
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.subject.wleAGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT
cg.subject.wleWATER PRODUCTIVITY
cg.subject.wlePOVERTY/FOOD SECURITY/LIVELIHOODS
cg.subject.wleIRRIGATION
cg.subject.wleAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.identifier.urlhttp://publications.iwmi.org/pdf/H044918.pdf
cg.coverage.regionASIA
cg.coverage.regionSOUTH ASIA
cg.coverage.countryPAKISTAN
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystems
cg.identifier.wlethemeLand and Water Productivity
cg.identifier.wlethemeManaging Resource Variability and Competing Use


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