Virtual water export is increasing worldwide. Scholars and policy-makers have promoted the import of virtual water – water used to produce crops and manufacture products – as a solution to increase food security in water-scarce countries. According to neoliberal reasoning, relatively water-rich countries have comparative advantages and supposedly export their virtual water to generate income. Free Trade Agreements, agricultural exportation incentives, and the increasing transnationalization of major food-chain companies and financing institutions have augmented the export of agricultural commodities and luxurious products, including high water consumptive flowers and fresh off-season vegetables.
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|