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Virtual water hegemony: the role of agribusiness in global water governance (2012)

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Title Virtual water hegemony: the role of agribusiness in global water governance
Published in Water International, Vol. 37, No. 2, p.169-182. ISSN 0250-8060.
Author Sojamo, S.; Keulertz, M.; Warner, J.F.; Allan, J.A.
Date 2012
Reference(s) Leerstoel Rampenstudies
Language English
Type Article
Abstract The recent global food crises have highlighted how the agro-food system tends to be subject to powerful agribusiness players, with thus far unidentified consequences for global water security. By connecting hydro-hegemony and virtual water concepts, this study illustrates the Western dominance over the virtual water embedded in international agro-food commodity trade flows. Accordingly, foreign direct investment in land by emerging Asian and Arab economies and their increased competition over the sources of global food supply chains appear as strategies to challenge the Western agribusiness “virtual water hegemony”.
Publication http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/422788
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Persistent Identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:32-422788
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Repository Wageningen University & Research Centre

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