Socio-Economic Aspects of Water and Food Security


Provision of water and food security are main challenges reflected within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (esp. SDGs 2 and 15). To guarantee the sustainable implementation of innovative technical solutions, economic feasibility and social acceptability are crucial. Therefore, this session aims at analysing the socio-economic dimension of natural resource management solutions and their implementation potential to ensure water and food security.

We welcome contributions covering the socio-economic aspects of water and land management systems, which include (but are not limited to) economic valuation and local acceptance of coping mechanisms, resilience strategies and responding measures. Concrete case studies on specific local and cultural solutions including a multi-stakeholder approach are highly welcome.


This session aims at creating links between disciplines and stakeholders, to contribute to the implementation of more sustainable natural resource management.


Economic Assessment, Decision Making Process, Stakeholder Involvement, Local and Cultural Solutions, Food Security, Coping Mechanisms


  • Keynote / introduction (10 min.)
  • Four presentations (à 10 minutes)
  • 2-3 poster presentations, if applicable (à 5 minutes)
  • Panel discussion with the presenters including specific and overall questions (fishbowl discussion), wrap-up: key take-away messages

Oral Presentations

  • Fonjong, Lotsmart : The Peril of Climate Change on Water Availability and its Implications on the Triple Roles of Rural Women in Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects
  • Bahinipati, Chandra sekhar; Patnaik, Unmesh: What motivates farmers’ to undertake farm-level adaptation options in India? A systematic review of literature
  • Rahman, Md Tauhid Ur : Nature Based Adaptation Practices In Ensuring Food Security in Coastal Bangladesh

Poster Presentation

  • da Silva, Priscilla Regina; Lima, Carlos Henrique Ribeiro; Minoti, Ricardo Tezini; Oliveira, Tairone Urcino: Agricultural Insurance as an instrument for moderating the hydrological vulnerability of vegetable production in Brazlândia, Federal District, Brazil

Hosted by

Daniela Gomez


Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim

Heinrich Hagel


Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim