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Near East: Addressing water scarcity and improving food security under climate change
4 July 2017, Rome--- The objective of this side event is to gather perspectives and experiences from countries in addressing food security and water scarcity in the context of climate change, to discuss possible response options and to make recommendations to achieve higher and more sustainable food security levels under water scarcity in the Near East and North Africa Region and beyond.

Opening statement by Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (in Arabic).
13min. 32sec.

Statement by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General (in English).
8min. 14sec.

Presentation of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative by Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, Regional Representative for the FAO Regional Office for the Near East (in Arabic).
6min. 50sec.

Discussion: Experiences and Perspectives from the countries, and implications for global action (in Arabic).
66min. 55sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Climate change, Conference-Council, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development, Water & Irrigation
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 12143