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Use of water in Food and Agriculture
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June 19, 2013, 12:04:47 PM
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What agriculture produces is driven by consumer demand, and changes in consumer preferences have an influence on the water needed for food production. Cereals are by far the most important source of total food consumption: in developing countries the consumption of cereals 30 years ago represented 61% of total calories. It decreased to 56% nowadays and this reflects diet diversification, proving that more countries achieve higher levels of nutrition. It is expected that cereals will continue to supply more than 50% of the food consumed in the foreseeable future. A large proportion of cereals is produced for animal feed. Food production from the livestock sector includes meat (beef, pork, poultry, etc.), dairy production and eggs.

For vegetative growth and development plants require water in adequate quantity and at the right time. Crops have very specific water requirements, and these vary depending on local climate conditions. The production of meat requires between six and twenty time more water than for cereals.

Which other way do you use water on your farm?
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August 22, 2013, 05:29:28 PM
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I think, irrigation farming should be encourage especially for vegetables in the dry season. This is a very effective of making vegetable available all year round.

October 25, 2013, 07:36:46 AM
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Food and agriculture are the largest consumers of water, requiring one hundred times more than we use for personal needs. Up to 70 % of the water we take from rivers and groundwater goes into irrigation, about 10% is used in domestic applications and 20% in industry. Currently, about 3600 km3 of freshwater are withdrawn for human use.
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