Book release: Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean
Water for Food Security andWell-being in Latin America and the Caribbean. Social and Environmental implications for a Globalized Economy.
Summary: This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview of the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach, covering a vast amount of data pertaining to most of the LAC region, some chapters focus on seven countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru).
A full understanding of LAC's progress requires framing this region in the global context: an ever more globalized world where LAC has increasing geopolitical power and a growing presence in international food markets. The book's specific objectives are: (1) exploring the improvements and links between water and food security in LAC countries; (2) assessing the role of the socio-economic ‘megatrends' in LAC, identifying feedback processes between the region's observed pattern of changes regarding key biophysical, economic and social variables linked to water and food security; and (3) reviewing the critical changes that are taking place in the institutional and governance water spheres, including the role of civil society, which may represent a promising means to advancing towards the goal of improving water security in LAC.
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