Thursday, 14 June 2012

"Behind Every Land Grab Is A Water Grab.." (via

Image via grain.orgAs Red Button Design starts to move into Ghana, with initial units showing the same promising results as in Kenya, a few key similarities hold true.

Beneath every MDG is a requirement for water. It is, as has been said,
"The single greatest barrier to third world development"..

This wonderful article from Grain is well worth reading.

"The reality is that a third of Africans already live in water-scarce environments and climate change is likely to increase these numbers significantly. Massive land deals could rob millions of people of their access to water and risk the depletion of the continent's most precious fresh water sources. "