PubTalk 8/2012 — Global Food Security in the 21st Century

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--the increasing need for food production, cropland areas, and agricultural water

by Prasad Thenkabail, Research Geographer

  • Worldwide demand for food will require more than one billion hectares of new cropland to feed 9 billion plus people by 2050
  • Presently, of all the water used by humans over 70% goes towards agriculture to produce food in most countries
  • Remote-sensing from space will provide crucial data for policy development affecting croplands and their water use
  • Social scientists recognize global food security as a primary requirement for human advancement, overall health, and peaceful coexistence.

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Image Dimensions: 200 x 150

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Length: 01:19:57

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.