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FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa

Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Water Efficiency/Productivity and Water Sustainability in NENA Countries


A Regional Project Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency 

The Near East and North Africa (NENA) Region suffers from chronic water shortage, impending severe water scarcity and frequent droughts. Given that agriculture consumes 85% of fresh water, this industry needs to enhance its water efficiency and productivity. 

To help the member countries overcome this challenge, FAO, in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, will launch the regional project “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and water sustainability in NENA countries”, in a regional workshop during 17-19 July in Cairo, Egypt.

The project will work to establish a robust water accounting system, implement a series of interventions to increase water efficiency and productivity in selected farming systems, and ensure sustainable, socially equitable and human-rights based development.

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Concept Note

Regional Initiative on Water Scarcity