FAO Director General: Around 1 Billion People To Face Water Deficit in Near Future

FAO Director General: Around 1 Billion People To Face Water Deficit in Near Future

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Climate change worldwide already leads to the disturbance of hydrological regime. According to the recent assessments, in near future around one billion people residing in arid areas of the world will face water deficit, as FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Director-General José Graziano da Silva made a statement at Global Forum for Food and Agriculture. FAO Director General called for all states to have more rational use of water resources, as well as to ensure water accessibility for the families of poor farmers. 'These efforts won't prevent drought, but can help to prevent the hunger and socio-economic crisis it causes,' José Graziano da Silva said. According to the official website of the UN, one of the main reasons for increasing water deficit is its excessive use in agriculture. In the modern world agriculture consumes over 70% of freshwater intake.

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14:50 January 31, 2017


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