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Linking land and water governance
June 2006

Secure access by rural poor people to both land and water is central to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the target of reducing by half the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. 

Most of these people depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. 

However, international debate continues to address land and water issues separately, and to view the significant use of water in agriculture as problematic.

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Land, Water

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