Monday 19 March 2012
Commenting on the initiative, Mr Stevenson said:
“Water is very important to the environment, agriculture, health and trade. This year’s theme is Water and Food Security and I hope that the initiative succeeds in drawing attention on the relationship between water and food security and just how much water is needed to produce food.
“Water is one of the vital factors of food production. Future population growth, changing diets, development pressure on land and water and energy cost increases can all lead to a progressive and severe water scarcity that will in turn undermine the food security.
“It needs to be stressed that at all steps of the supply chain, from producers to consumers, actions can be taken to save water and ensure food for all.