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Asia's growth in global agriculture

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
9. Water allocation among competing uses and users
Author(s): Martin Keulertz

Martin Keulertz IWRA World Water Congress 25.05.2015


  • Historical developments
  • An optimistic view on food production developments
  • A pessimistic view on trade blocs
  • Conclusions
Tectonic shifts in global food-water trade
  • Asian lions are on the move
  • Led by public spending in R&D and strategic trading companies
  • Gap to close is smaller than thought thanks to Asian investment in agriculture
  • The remainder must come from investment in Africa
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