Tag: Food

Plankton distribution changes, due to climate changes - North Sea
With melting sea ice and warming of the oceans, marine species change their distributions, affecting entire food chains and ocean productivity. In 2005 the subtropical dinoflagellate Ceratium hexacanthum was found in CPR...
01 Feb 2008 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Indications of structural changes in the marine ecosystem, catch ratios of predatory and plankton feeding fish
Three-quarters of fish stocks are currently exploited to the maximum extent, if not excessively. The Northeast Atlantic Ocean continues to exhibit declining catches, as well as a shift towards fish at lower levels in the...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Shrinking of the Aral Sea: socio-economic impacts
Over the past 30 years, the Aral Sea in the former Soviet Union has shrunk to less than half of its original size. This graphic shows the Aral Sea as it was in 1960 and as it appeared in 2001. It shows that a former fish...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water towers of Asia - glaciers, water and population in the greater Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Tien Shan-Tibet region
The Himalayas–Hindu Kush, Kunlun Shan, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges function as water towers, providing water to people through much of Asia. The glacier-fed rivers originating from the Himalaya mountain ranges su...
01 Jun 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Grain production in the world, 1950-1995 and projection for 2050
Shows the grain production in the world from 1950 to 1995 and predicts trendsuntil 2050. Inconsistency in production over the last several years has resulted in declining inventories as annual consumption has exceeded an...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Evolution of the world grain production, comparision with China and United-States
The graphic compares the evolution of the grain production of China and the United States to world statistics from 1960 to 1995. the graphic demonstrates the overall increase in grain production globally, as well as Chin...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Grain production in selected countries
Trends in grain production 1950-1996 for Africa, China, Europe And United states, in millions of tonnes. Grains represent a basic food resource, and is a good indication on the relative production and food supply in the ...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Grain production, comparison in time between continents
Illustrates the growth in grain production, by continent, with the average annual production in the sixties in comparison to the average annual production in the early ninties. The production has increased in all parts o...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
World grain production
Grain production in the world, millions of tonnes, from 1950-1995. Cereals represent a staple food and the basis of most diets, and is a key to achieving food security and food for all people on the planet.
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nigeria and the freshwater challenge
Out of the total precipitation reaching Nigeria, it can be separated into green and blue water. Green water (79% of the precipitation) represents the fraction of rainfall that generates soil moisture and which supports t...
02 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Agriculture in Africa, value added out of GDP
For the future of Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important issues. A majority of the population, especially outside urban areas, are involved in agriculture, and food security is one of the most important is...
02 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Africa: policy on genetically modified organisms (GMO) and genetically engineered (GE) foods
The Cartagena protocol on biosafety, a supplement to the convention on biological diversity, has strong support in Africa, with a majority of the countries as signatories. In addition, several countries have, in the past...
02 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Share of food in total household expenses (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan)
In all the areas bordering on the Caspian, priority must be given to diversifying activities and investment. Particular attention should be given to sectors such as tourism, agriculture and food production as well as ser...
29 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Discharge of pollutants in the Caspian Sea - mercury and cadmium
Mercury and Cadmium are classified as toxic metals, and are persistant pollutants in the environment, that stays in the system and is accumulated through the food chains. The main release of these pollutants are on the w...
29 Nov 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Comb-jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi) spreading through the Caspian Sea (invasive species)
The comb jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi) is well adapted to the habitat (salinity, temperature, and food range) and reproduces faster than endemic species. As it eats the same food as them, it has had a drastic effect on their...
04 Oct 2007 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Climate change vulnerability in Africa
Multiple stresses make most of Africa highly vulnerable to environmental changes, and climate change is likely to increase this vulnerability. This graphic shows which of the regions of Africa (North Africa, West Africa,...
17 May 2005 - by Delphine Digout, Revised by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Climate change vulnerability in Africa
Multiple stresses make most of Africa highly vulnerable to environmental changes, and climate change is likely to increase this vulnerability. This graphic shows which of the regions of Africa (North Africa, West Africa,...
20 Sep 2005 - by Delphine Digout, Revised by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Crushed by war - world conflicts
For people in countries at war or subject to economic embargos many goods are scarce, food and water constituting the most crucial shortages. But they also have to deal regularly with death and injury. In such countries ...
01 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nutrition in Central Asia [Russian]
In the year 2000 the Aral Sea region did not have properly balanced nutitional elements in food production and the supply was lower than demand. For the year 2020 the demand is predicted to grow and without preventing ma...
14 Feb 2006 - by I. Atamuradova, V. Yemelin, P. Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nutrition in Central Asia
In the year 2000 the Aral Sea region did not have properly balanced nutitional elements in food production and the supply was lower than demand. For the year 2020 the demand is predicted to grow and without preventing ma...
14 Feb 2006 - by I. Atamuradova, V. Yemelin, P. Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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