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Producing food for humans: Tackling competition for freshwater use between crop and animal production

Global demand for livestock products is expected to double by 2050 resulting from population growth, urbanization and rising incomes. The major part of the increase will take place in developing countries. About one third of global water evapo-transpired from agricultural lands can be attributed to livestock.

This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, explains a study that is developing a new approach to livestock water use that determines the environmental impact associated with resource out-take, while accounting for the competition for freshwater use between production of food and feed crops.

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