TheTelegraph: Call to overhaul laws as study reveals millions of African farmers use water illegally

Millions of small-scale African farmers face restrictions on their access to water because of laws dating back to colonial times, according to a new study.

Millions of small-scale African farmers face restrictions on their access to water because of laws dating back to colonial times, according to a new study.

The research, carried out by the International Water Management Institute, looked at access to water in five countries in sub Saharan Africa – Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe – and found that around 100 million people were without water permits.

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