"Eliminating water shortages depends on a global attempt to raise water productivity similar to the effort launched a half-century ago to raise land productivity, an initiative that has nearly tripled the world grain yield per hectare." –Lester R. Brown, World Facing Huge New Challenge on Food Front in Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Food is the New Oil, Land is the New Gold. Read the blogpost in Urban Times on Lester's latest interview published in Handshake, the IFC's quarterly journal on public-private partnerships. Lester discusses how food security has become one of the most pressing issues of our time and what's being done to assure that supply will meet the food needs of a growing world population for decades to come.