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2014

Water Resources Availability, National Food Security Strategies and Farmers’ Reactions in Darab, Iran

Kassel University Press

Erscheint auch als Dehnavi, Sudeh : Water Resources Availability, National Food Security Strategies and Farmers’ Reactions in Darab, Iran

Auteur (s) : Dehnavi, Sudeh
Publisher  : Kassel University Press
Date de parution : 2015
Pages : 317

Présentation

Water scarcity is threatening food security in many countries, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions. At the same time, the attainment of national food autarky is an essential goal for the governments of these countries, which implies critical effects on long-term water availability in the farm sector. Focusing on the Darab region of Iran, the research presented in this volume demonstrates how short-term oriented government strategies - in the form of policy measures such as low-interest credit, crop insurance schemes, and a minimum guaranteed purchase price - may jeopardize the country’s long-term food security by accelareating the depletion of its water resources. These policies run counter to a sustainable use of groundwater resources, pointing to an obvious conflict between Iran’s food self-sufficiency strategies and the country’s long-term food security.

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