Foreign agricultural companies partly responsible for increased water shortages and greater competition

 

Foreign farms increase the risk of conflicts in Africa

Date:
September 28, 2016
Source:
Lund University
Summary:
For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies’ choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly responsible for the increased water shortages and greater competition for water. This in turn increases the risk of outright conflicts between all those who need water – plants, animals and humans.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.