Wetland-based agriculture: Opportunities and limitations

June 7, 2013

Think.Eat.Save is the theme for this years World Environment Day celebrations. The aim is to bring attention to the problem of food waste and the impact our ‘food-print’ is having on the environment. The wastage of food from farm to fork is also a reflection of the imbalance in lifestyles between the “haves” and “have nots”. While 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste is generated every year, one in seven people go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of five perish every day from hunger. This proportion of the world’s population often has to rely on the natural resources in their vicinity to meet basic nutritional needs. They are also most vulnerable to the impacts of the degradation of ecosystems that provide these natural resources.

Full article on TEEB for Water and Wetlands

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One Response to “Wetland-based agriculture: Opportunities and limitations”

  1. Hi Anand you might find the Integrated Multi Trophic concept interesting. http://sciencetell.wordpress.com/spot/imta/
    he farming of several species at different trophic levels, that is species that occupy different positions in a food chain. This allows one species’ uneaten feed and wastes, nutrients and by-products to be recaptured and converted into fertilizer, feed and energy for the other crops

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