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Land grabbing: hydro-political effects in the Nile river basin
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s: Desirée A.L. Quagliarotti 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  22 Pg. 87-108 FullText PDF:  481 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2013-002004
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Land-grabbing is provoking intense debate because of its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. This article aims to provide an analysis of the linkages between land acquisitions and water-resource exploitation, focusing on the Nile River Basin as a case study. The relative abundance of strategic natural resources for agricultural production is attracting foreign investors, leading to a proliferation of land-grabbing in several Nile-basin riparian countries. Given the new geopolitical context, popula change, the Nile waters have become a fundamental strategic resource for the hydropolitical balance of the region. EconLit Classification: Q150, Q180, Q340
Keywords: Land grabbing, Water grabbing, Nile Basin, Hydropolitics

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Desirée A.L. Quagliarotti, in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 2/2013, pp. 87-108, DOI:10.3280/QU2013-002004

   

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