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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.

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Translating the Praia Commitments into action

The 17 Praia Commitments from the First WASAG International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture held in Praia, Cabo Verde, from 19 to 22 March 2019, are being translated into action. These commitments are a synthesis of the recommendations formulated during the different sessions of the forum, led by the WASAG working groups. They were endorsed by the participants on the last day, in the presence of the President of the National Assembly of Cabo Verde, the Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Cabo Verde and the FAO Deputy Director General, Natural Resources and Climate. Following the Rome Statement adopted during the first partners’ meeting of 19-20 April 2017, the Praia Commitments constitute a  major milestone and a key document for WASAG. To read more   

“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