As the global population increases, the benefits of increased agricultural production are distributed unequally, partly due to inequality in access to water resources.

However, even in some countries where hydrological resources are abundant, water is not always readily available for agriculture, due to economic, institutional, or infrastructural reasons.

A study explores economic water scarcity in agriculture by repurposing an indicator from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and observing the relation between economic water scarcity, agricultural productivity, and water use efficiency at a global scale.

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