Land Grabs to Exacerbate Africa's Water Woes

Foreign-backed agriculture projects to grow food and biofuels for export may result in millions of people losing access to water sources that they rely on for their livelihoods, a report warns.
  • Africa:  Squeezing Africa Dry - Behind Every Land Grab is a Water Grab

    Fahamu, 14 June 2012

    Those who have been buying up vast stretches of farmland in recent years, whether based in Dubai or London City, understand that it's the access to water that they get from the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Land Grabs Leave Africa Facing 'Hydrological Suicide' - Report

    AlertNet, 12 June 2012

    A scramble for cheap African farmland by foreign investors threatens to leave millions of people without water and could ultimately drain the continent's rivers, a report warns. read more »

  • Africa:  Saudis Invest in African Land

    This is Africa, 8 June 2012

    Dr Fahd bin Abdulrahman Balghunaim, minister for agriculture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, speaks to This is Africa about the government's strategy in Africa. read more »

  • Uganda:  Is Land Grabbing a Reality?

    East African Business Week, 28 May 2012

    Land grabbing and land disputes are common cousins. read more »

  • Africa:  The Great Food Robbery Targets Africa - Devlin Kuyek

    Fahamu, 24 May 2012

    Who gets to eat and who doesn't is decided in a few rooms by boards of directors composed mainly of rich men. A handful of people in Northern countries deciding whether Africa is ... read more »

  • Africa:  Sustainable Water, Energy and Land for All?

    Guardian Global Development Network, 17 May 2012

    How do you ensure access to safe water, energy and land in a way that benefits the poorest people on the planet but does not harm the environment? read more »

  • Africa:  In Corrupt Global Food System, Farmland is the New Gold

    Inter Press Service, 13 January 2011

    Famine-hollowed farmers watch trucks loaded with grain grown on their ancestral lands heading for the nearest port, destined to fill richer bellies in foreign lands. This scene has ... read more »