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Tues 3 Dec

13:00 - 14:30

Iran Room
(Languages: EFS)

The FAO Global Initiative in Support of Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources

The “Blue Economy” concept has attracted much interest in international fora and become a key to development strategies of international organizations. This cross-cutting initiative aims to provide global, regional and national impact to increase food security, improve nutrition, reduce poverty of coastal and riparian communities and support sustainable management of aquatic resources.

Wed 4 Dec

13:00 - 14:30

Iran Room
(Languages: EFS)

Open Data in Agriculture and Food Security

A forum for discussion on the value of “Open Data” in support of agricultural development and food security. “Open Data” relates to making information and data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use worldwide. The topic has received attention in international fora such as the work on Post-2015 development goals. The event will showcase examples of enabling policies in this area, and introduce an initiative on Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition, launched at the recent Summit of the Open Government Partnership.

Thurs 5 Dec

13:00 - 14:30

Sheikh Zayed Centre
(Languages: EFS)

World Soil Day: A Platform to Raise Awareness on the Importance of Soils

Within the framework of the "Global Soil Partnership, FAO has contributed to the establishment of World Soil Day, on 5 December, as an awareness raising platform. This World Soil Day event, with the theme A day dedicated to healthy and productive soils aims to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing. During the side event, the “Geochemical Mapping of agricultural and grazing land soil - GEMAS Atlas”, will be officially launched.

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