GRAIN recommends report on landgrabbing & water

News 16.02.2012

‘If all the 40 million hectares of land that were acquired on the continent in 2009 come under cultivation, a staggering volume of water would be required for irrigation (…) approximately twice the volume of water that was used for agriculture in all of Africa in 2005’, finds a new report by Polaris Institute (see Tony Clarke, RLA 2005) and Oakland Institute.

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