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Revista de Economía Mundial 2011, 27

Author: Philip Woodhouse

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Revista de Economía Mundial ISSN: 1576-0162 rem@uhu.es Sociedad de Economía Mundial España Woodhouse, Philip -ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY-, AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION AND WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. Revista de Economía Mundial, núm.
27, 2011, pp.
149-169 Sociedad de Economía Mundial Huelva, España Disponible en: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=86617253006 Cómo citar el artículo Número completo Más información del artículo Página de la revista en redalyc.org Sistema de Información Científica Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Proyecto académico sin fines de lucro, desarrollado bajo la iniciativa de acceso abierto issn: 1576-0162 ‘Environmental Sustainability’, Agricultural Intensification and Water Resource Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. “Sostenibilidad ambiental”, agricultura intensiva y desarrollo de los recursos hídricos en África Subsahariana. Philip Woodhouse University of Manchester phil.woodhouse@manchester.ac.uk Recibido: junio de 2010; aceptado: diciembre de 2010. Abstract. Progress in achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in Africa has been undermined by failure to reduce under-nutrition, yet efforts to increase agricultural output are circumscribed by indicators for MDG 7, particularly with regard to maintenance of forested areas and conservation of water resources. This implies that increasing agricultural production must be sought from agricultural intensification.
The paper sets out the critical role that development of water resource management will play for agricultural intensification in Africa. It argues that past failure to invest in water for agriculture is now compounded by recent trends that are intensifying competition for land and water for agriculture.
The paper concludes these are likely to increase uncertainty about prospects for improved nutrition that underpins the achievement of the MDGs in Africa. Keywords: Mille...

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