Role of Groundwater in Food Security
The work will assess the role of groundwater in supporting national food security goals in four nations in Asia and Africa ? China (East Asia), India (South Asia), Jordon (West Asia), and Tunisia (North Africa) as well as the region of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Each of these countries/regions have unique groundwater issues and need to be studied context-specific. For this research, fine resolution data will be collected for each nation as well as SSA. National partners, where possible, will be involved in data collection. The data collected will be used in analysing groundwater issues within the local constraints. Local partners will also be involved in developing future groundwater scenarios for these nations/regions. The IMPACT model will be applied with country-specific datasets to analyse the scenarios for food security within the country and their potential impact on global food markets.