Land & Water

1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The 1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture was held in Praia, Cabo Verde from 19 to 22 March 2019, with the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’.

The objective of the forum was to identify practical, innovative and collaborative solutions to address water scarcity in agriculture in a changing climate. With a special focus on Cabo Verde, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and West African countries, the forum intended to illustrate how water scarcity in agriculture can be addressed and turned into an opportunity for sustainable development, food and nutrition security, and tackling climate change.

The forum was structured around six thematic areas: Water and Migration, Drought Preparedness, Financing Mechanisms, Water and Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture Water Use and Saline Agriculture. The sessions yielded lasting solutions, shared experiences and take-home messages for addressing water scarcity in agriculture. The forum also aimed to foster robust relationships among participants, presenters and institutions for future collaborations on addressing water scarcity in various parts of the globe.  

The forum brought together some 200 decision-makers, professionals, scientists and experts from WASAG partners and stakeholders, regional organizations, public and private sectors from different regions of the world with an interest in water scarcity in agriculture.

The outcomes of the forum was contribute to Agenda 2030 and to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 13, SDG 15 and SDG 17.

For more information on the forum, visit the official website >>