Water for Food: Feeding what? - A Comparative Analysis of Egyptian and Israeli National Water Policies toward Water in Agricultural Production

Rebecca L Farnum


Key Findings:

  • “Water for food” is not necessarily synonymous with “water for food security”
  • Countries with similar geological conditions face very different geopolitical realities; national water policies and agricultural motivations reflect this
  • Water policies and research should seek to understand “water for food” and its connections with economics, the environment, and securities more broadly

Keywords: water security, Egypt, Israel, water policy, agriculture

Submitted 29 January 2014; Published 10 June 2014


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