Artículos con la etiqueta ‘alimentos’

Virtual water controlled demographic growth of nations

Por • 30 ene, 2013 • Category: Economía

Population growth is in general constrained by food production, which in turn depends on the access to water resources. At a country level, some populations use more water than they control because of their ability to import food and the virtual water required for its production. Here, we investigate the dependence of demographic growth on available water resources for exporting and importing nations. By quantifying the carrying capacity of nations based on calculations of the virtual water available through the food trade network, we point to the existence of a global water unbalance. We suggest that current export rates will not be maintained and consequently we question the long-run sustainability of the food trade system as a whole.



Panorama agroalimentario

Por • 12 may, 2011 • Category: Nacionales

El índice de producción de alimentos de la FAO muestra un rezago importante para Venezuela a lo largo de la primera década del siglo. Durante ese decenio Brasil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Perú y otros países del continente han tenido un buen desempeño. Resulta paradójico que un gobierno que ha basado su política agrícola en lemas como “autoabastecimiento”, “desarrollo endógeno”, “seguridad y soberanía alimentaria”, muestre al final resultados tan negativos.