Andrew Noble addressing the Crawford Fund Parliamentary Conference in Canberra, Australia
Reversing water and land degradation is one of the main challenges faced in meeting future global food demand. Andrew Noble asserts that water and land degradation are under-recognized factors in the future of livelihoods and water and food security. In the past, humans have had the option to move to new land if degradation prevents productivity. Soon, however, we will not have the luxury of cultivating new land, as humans are quickly running out of new areas to move into. The slumbering giant, as Dr. Noble coins this issue, may awaken soon if we do not work to reverse and prevent degradation of these precious resources.
Part 2 of the interview is now available: Andrew Noble discusses what small holder farmers can do to combat water and land degradation.
About the Interviewee:
Andrew Noble is a Senior Fellow at the International Water Management Institute.