This study was carried out for the The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and provided an overview of recent and emerging developments in the research areas “Food and Water”. Furthermore the potential of these research themes for scientific breakthroughs, political impact and suitability for the German water community was evaluated. Recommendations were developed for a future research program of the BMBF on Water Resources and Agriculture.

The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has funded several major research programs on Integrated Water Resources Management and Global Change. Currently, BMBF is in the process of identifying promising future research themes by analyzing the international water research and policy landscape and by taking stock of recent achievements.

FutureWater was asked to provide support for the theme «Food and Water» based on their extensive experiences on this topic. They provided an overview of recent and emerging developments in this research areas and they evaluated research themes with respect to their potential for scientific breakthroughs, political impact and suitability for the German water community. Recommendations were developed for a future research program of the BMBF on Water Resources and Agriculture.

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