Water Security will Take Precedence in Food Production as Populations Rise

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“Food production is the largest consumer of water, and also represents the largest unknown factor of future water use as the world’s population continues to balloon, and we face increasing weather-related shocks and stresses,” says Laura Schulz, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment. She spoke at “Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security,” in April 2018. About 70 percent of global freshwater goes to agriculture, a number that is projected to rise as high as 92 percent, according to Rodney Ferguson, President and CEO of Winrock International, one of the event’s

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