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WASAG - The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

WASAG has been designed to bring together key players across the globe and across sectors to tackle the collective challenge of using water better in agriculture to ensure food security for all. It is an initiative for partners from all fields and backgrounds to collaborate in supporting countries and stakeholders in their commitments and plans related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Paris Climate Agreement (including implementing nationally determined contributions) and other plans and programmes related to agriculture and water.

WASAG working groups

WASAG works towards mitigating the effects which water scarcity and climate change have on agriculture through the activities six working groups:

  • Water and Migration 
  • Drought Preparedness 
  • Financing Mechanisms for sustainable management of water resources
  • Water and Nutrition 
  • Sustainable Agriculture Water Use  
  • Saline Agriculture 

“We must produce more food with less water. The WASAG Global Framework will bring together key players from across the globe to design and implement integrated strategies to do just that and prevent water scarcity from setting back our ambitious vision of a future of peace and plenty for all."  

Eduardo Mansur, Director, Land and Water Division, FAO

Latest news on WASAG…

1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The 1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture will be held in Praia, Cape Verde from 19 to 22 March 2019, with the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’.

The objective of the forum is to identify practical, innovative and collaborative solutions to address water scarcity in agriculture in a changing climate.  With a special focus on Cape Verde, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and West African countries, the forum intends to illustrate how water scarcity in agriculture can be addressed and turned into an opportunity for sustainable development, food and nutrition security, and tackling climate change.