The commodification of water and land in Mali

For the inhabitants of the Dogon plateau at Bandiagara in Mali, water is both a source of life and a public good. Now the privatisation of water threatens to exclude citizens from managing their most precious resource. Ecological representation of water as a common good explains why the creation of the ‘water business’ and the commercial logic of public-private partnerships is so unacceptable. In Mali, a public-private partnership system and a framework of long-term leases have been used to lease several tens of thousands of hectares of land at very low cost to investors. Read more here.
Sekou Diarra

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