Food security remains one of the most pressing concerns of this century. This article explores the often overlooked role of water scarcity in food security. This is particularly important within the African context, because most states on the continent rely heavily on agriculture. The article therefore focuses on Africa, discussing triggers and practices related to water usage currently in place, as well as their impact on development. The authors offer various recommendations on how to improve and streamline policies to encourage efficient water use.

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Keywords Africa, development, food security, water scarcity
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2014.905124
Journal International Journal of Water Resources Development
Citation
Besada, H, & Werner, K. (Karolina). (2015). An assessment of the effects of Africa's water crisis on food security and management. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 31(1), 120–133. doi:10.1080/07900627.2014.905124