Ex-Directeur général  José Graziano da Silva

Arab News - Senior FAO official: ‘Water scarcity is central to the narrative of development’

At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference on the Near East, the talk is all about water scarcity, sustaining small family farms and creating “resilient” agriculture. 

But however noble the aims and urgent the need, the fact is that there is barely a corner of the Middle and Near East that is not beset by conflict. How can the FAO persuade people to think about water management when they fear for their livelihoods or even their lives?