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This theme covers four interrelated areas: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Food Security and Land Redistribution
The competing demands on natural resources by a rapidly expanding world population, strategies for economic growth, increases in food production, rising energy needs, the effects of climate change and the political pressure for equitable land redistribution all contribute to make the question whether the planet’s agro-ecosystems can be sustained in the long run not only a theoretical issue, but a matter of human and environmental survival. Against this background, STIAS welcomes research proposals in all four areas, aimed at exploring various aspects of this field. The following are examples of subthemes in need of further investigation.