Land & Water

Water Scarcity Framework "Firmly endorsed" by Ministers at GFFA in Berlin

A Communiqué from the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, issued on Saturday 21 January in Berlin, stated that the 83 Ministers in attendance  “firmly endorse the implementation of the initiative by FAO and its partners entitled “Coping with water scarcity in agriculture: A global framework for action in a changing climate”.

In its Call for Action, the Communiqué states that the Ministers “...intend to 1. promote investment in water infrastructure in line with the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT), and the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management developed by the Global Soil Partnership, including investments in retention measures to protect against flooding;”