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Record number 422788
Title Virtual water hegemony: the role of agribusiness in global water governance
Author(s) Sojamo, S.; Keulertz, M.; Warner, J.F.; Allan, J.A.
Source Water International 37 (2012)2. - ISSN 0250-8060 - p. 169 - 182.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2012.662734
Department(s) Chair Disaster Studies
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) food regime - trade
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”.
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