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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

From 17/06/2019 To
Location: FAO Headquarters

A celebration of the World Day to combat Desertification and Drought -#2019WDCD

FAO, in collaboration with the Government of the Netherlands, is organizing the 2ndInternational Seminar on Drought and Agriculture “Counting crops and drops: let’s grow the future together”.

The seminar will present and discuss tools, policies and best practices to support countries and farmers to be better prepared and resilient to drought. It will showcase how water resources assessment and monitoring, through the use of novel technologies, can reduce the vulnerability of rural communities.

The event is aimed at representatives from governments, international organizations, NGOs, academic and research institutes, and the private sector.

Objectives of the seminar:

  • Showcase and share knowledge on novel technologies and best practices to increase farmers resilience to drought.

  • Promote multi-stakeholder partnership and capacity building for integrated management practices for both drought preparedness and addressing land degradation in agriculture.

  • Promote enabling environments to support accessibility of farmers to actionable information for improved resilience and sustainability.

  • Demonstrate WaPOR, the FAO open-access portal to monitor Water Productivity through remote sensing.

Interpretation in English, French, Spanish and Arabic will be provided.

The event will be webcasted at www.fao.org/webcast