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Water Scarcity: Impacts on Food security at Macro, Meso and Micro levels in Pakistan.

Fahim, Amir (2017): Water Scarcity: Impacts on Food security at Macro, Meso and Micro levels in Pakistan.

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Abstract

This paper aims to assess the impact of water scarcity on food security at macro, meso and micro levels. The data of food security and water availability has been taken from Pakistan where water scarcity is fast approaching with a substantial decline from 1950’s until now. A series of models have been created to capture the impact of water scarcity on food security at macro, meso and micro levels. The models have employed Logistic regression equations and simultaneous equations to catch the effect of growing water scarcity on three components of food security (food access, food absorption and food availability) separately. The equations have traced an adverse impact of water scarcity on food security at macro, meso and micro levels. The findings so obtained may help in proposing the policy guidelines for overcoming the water scarcity and handling with food insecurity caused by looming water scarcity.

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