Water scarcity is a well documented reality, especially in developing regions. Besides the obvious necessity of clean water for drinking, water for agricultural activities is a crucial element in the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers. Yet one-sixth of the world's population lacks access to such a basic human right and water scarcity is worsening.
REPORT: A recently released FAO report documents the impact of climate change on water for farming.
- Over 185 million acres of rainfed agricultural land will be lost in sub-Saharan Africa during our lifetime.
INFOGRAPHIC: Treehugger infographic - "The Embarrassing Lack of Clean Water Access in the World"
- Nearly half of sub-Saharan Africa lacks access to clean drinking water.