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Agriculture, Population, Land and Water Scarcity in a Changing World – The Role of Irrigation

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  • Sauer, Timm
  • Havlik, Petr
  • Schneider, Uwe A.
  • Kindermann, Georg E.
  • Obersteiner, Michael

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Fertile land and fresh water constitute two of the most fundamental resources for food production. These resources are affected by environmental, political, economic, and technical developments. Regional impacts may transmit to the world through increased trade. With a global forest and agricultural sector model, we quantify the impacts of increased demand for food due to population growth and economic development on potential land and water use. In particular, we investigate producer adaptation regarding crop and irrigation choice, agricultural market adjustments, and changes in the values of land and water.

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  • Sauer, Timm & Havlik, Petr & Schneider, Uwe A. & Kindermann, Georg E. & Obersteiner, Michael, 2008. "Agriculture, Population, Land and Water Scarcity in a Changing World – The Role of Irrigation," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44271, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    1. Carole Megevand, 2013. "Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin : Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection
      [Dynamiques de déforestation dans le bassin du Congo : Réconcilier la croissance économique et la protect
      ," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 12477.
    2. Joel Hourticq & Carole Megevand & Eric Tollens & Johanna Wehkamp & Hari Dulal, 2013. "Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin : Agriculture
      [Dynamiques de déforestation dans le bassin du Congo : Réconcilier la croissance économique et la protection de la forêt - Document de travail
      ," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16645, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    Irrigation; Food supply; Integrated assessment; Water use intensity; Agricultural adaptation; Land scarcity; Partial equilibrium model; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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