Category Archives: Agriculture

Groundwater – the Essentials

Everyone is familiar with water in the form of rain, rivers, lakes and seas.  But  groundwater is less well-known.  Here are the essentials, in Question and Answer form. What is groundwater? Underground water in saturated layers of porous rock or … Continue reading

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A Key Text on Water

Some thoughts from an economic perspective on  Water for Food: Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (1) The publication of this book in 2007 was an important event in the field of water resources management.  … Continue reading

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The Price of Oil and the Price of Food

The price of oil has long had an influence on the price of food.  The recent rapid expansion of biofuel production has made the relationship both more significant and more complex. Effect of an Increase in the Price of Oil … Continue reading

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