Water grabbers

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Written by Gary Gardner

The largest grabbers of land are often countries that need additional production capacity, or whose corporations see profitable opportunities in land.  But the largest source of land grabbing is the United States, a nation already rich in agricultural land.  Target countries, on the other hand,are land-rich or water-rich, and some land is acquired as much for its acces to water as for the land itself.  Indonesia and the Congo, for example, are water-rich countries that are among the most argeted countries for foreign acquisitions.

Gary Gardner, State of the World 2015,  p.70

 

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