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Marine agriculture offers a new solution to the problem of water scarcity

Date Published: 
01/07/2013
Summary: 

Hunger and nutrition will feature prominently at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June, in keeping with the renewed interest in agriculture, especially in Africa, where investors are eyeing the potential of vast tracts of land. But as experts note, water is the most severe impediment to increasing food production and security. (..) Costa Rican academics are pioneering the growth of crops on freshwater lakes as a way of addressing food shortages.