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Major Rivers Have Enough Water to Meet Food Needs

Major river systems in the developing world have enough water to meet food-production needs this century, according to a report by researchers from 30 countries published in the journal Water International.

A study of 10 river basins in Asia, Latin America and Africa released today from Recife, Brazil, found there’s “clearly enough” water, and the issue is one of inefficient use and unfair distribution rather than scarcity, the Challenge Program on Water and Food, or CPWF, said in a statement.