Alternative World Water Forum

Food cannot be grown without water. In Africa, one in three people endure water scarcity and climate change will make things worse. Building on Africa’s highly sophisticated indigenous water management systems could help resolve this growing crisis, but these very systems are being destroyed by large-scale land grabs amidst claims that Africa’s water is abundant, under-utilised and ready to be harnessed for export-oriented agriculture. The current scramble for land in Africa reveals a global struggle for what is increasingly seen as a commodity more precious than gold or oil: water.

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