GeoJournal https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-018-9891-2 Geo-spatial analysis of land use/land cover change and its impact on the food security in District Anantnag of Kashmir Valley Sheraz A. Lone Ishtiaq A. Mayer Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Land use changes are vital to the food Keywords Agriculture Anantnag Food security security challenge. Food security has determined the LULC history of humanity. The global population will increase to about 9 billion in 2050–2060. Food and feed demands have been projected to double in the 21st century, which will further increase the pressure Introduction on the use of land, water, and nutrients. The study of the relationship between food security and land use is The confront to produce about 70% more food by 2050 of paramount importance for policy formulation. for a rising and increasingly rich world population has During the past one decade, the study area has stirred several review papers addressing the different undergone many LULC changes due to rapid urban magnitude of the food system and food security growth, poorly planned infrastructural development (Godfray et al. 2010a; Tilman et al. 2011). Food and expansion of horticulture which adversely security is determined by food availability, food
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Published: Jun 5, 2018
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