Increased competition for water resources may lead to conflict

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Farmland along the banks of Rwanda’s Lake Sake. File Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

An increase in competition for global water resources may lead to more conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

Agriculture accounts for around 70 per cent of overall water usage around the world and the UN food agency says it must be better managed to ensure more equitable access.

Experts from around the world will convene in Stockholm, Sweden, from Sunday for the 2016 World Water Week.

Ahead of that meeting Sandra Ferrari spoke to Eduardo Mansur, Director of FAO's Land and Water Division in Rome, about the most pressing water-related issues for agriculture.

Duration: 5’06″

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