• How food and water are driving a 21st-century African land grab
    • The Guardian
    • 07 Mar 2010

    An Observer investigation reveals how rich countries faced by a global food shortage now farm an area double the size of the UK to guarantee supplies for their citizens

  • Saudi to phase out water intensive crops
    • Al Arabiya
    • 07 November 2009

    Saudi Arabia plans to phase out production of water intensive crops such as wheat, soybeans and animal fodder. "It would be best to grow these kinds of crops outside Saudi Arabia," says the kingdom's water and electricity minister.

  • "Madagascar ne doit pas vendre son eau douce"
    • Courrier International
    • 02 October 2009

    Le parti vert malgache n'est pas contre l'accès à la terre des étrangers, mais il faut que l'Etat s'occupe des Malgaches d'abord.

  • The worldwide grab of farmland and water resources
    • Ghana News
    • 27 June 2009

    Together with GMO, the land grab wave that is spreading across Africa and other countries in the "developing world" should be brought to the attention of all interested Ghanaians. It is important for Ghanaians to avoid falling for it.

  • Il n’y a pas que les vaches qui rient
    • Madagacasr-Tribune.com
    • 22 June 2009

    Dans tout le flou et le vague qui règnent autour du projet Daewoo, il y avait au moins une certitude : les Sud-coréens se proposaient de louer des terres qui seraient restées à Madagascar. L’eau de Faraony quant à elle, quittera bel et bien la Grande Ile, et en grande quantité.

  • IISD: A thirst for distant lands
    • International Institute for Sustainable Development
    • 20 May 2009

    "A Thirst for Distant Lands: Foreign investment in agricultural land and water" provides a synopsis of current trends in the expansion of foreign investment in agriculture.

  • Malaysia's global oil palm rainforest land grab just the beginning of larger land and water scarcity issues
    • Ecological Internet
    • 13 May 2009

    Over-developed, over-populated, and land and water scarce Asian and Middle East nations embark upon global land grab to produce food and agrofuels; threatening global human rights, rainforest and other natural ecosystems, and regional and global ecological sustainability. Deadly global ecological issues require global citizens to unite in escalating protest action!

  • The next big thing: H2O
    • Foreign Policy
    • 19 April 2009

    Water is the new gold, and a few savvy countries and companies are already banking on it.

  • Water: Sin aqua non
    • The Economist
    • 08 April 2009

    THE overthrow of Madagascar’s president in mid-March was partly caused by water problems — in South Korea.

  • All hands to the pumps
    • Planning Resource
    • 19 Mar 2009

    Are there any answers to this looming crisis? Some countries are buying land. There is vague talk about governments introducing “water management reforms”. Even more opaquely, there are calls for “multi-country discussions on trans-boundary issues, international trade and investment flows”.

  • Water calculus steers farming in Arab nations
    • New York Times
    • 20 July 2008

    Global food shortages have placed the Middle East and North Africa in a quandary, as they are forced to choose between growing more crops to feed an expanding population or preserving their already scant supply of water.

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