Under current water use practices, increases in population and changes in diet are projected to increase water consumption in food and fiber production by 70-90%. If demands for biomass energy increase, this may aggravate the problem. In addition, sectoral competition for water resources will intensify, further exacerbating the stress on developing country producers.
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From collection: IAASTD - International assessment of agricultural science and technology for development
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal