Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2017
17 January 2017, Rome/Berlin--- The high-level Global Forum for Food and Agriculture convenes this week in Berlin, Germany with a special focus this year on water scarcity. UN Food Agency – FAO – says it will be calling on decision makers in the global agri-food industry to strength efforts to combat a looming water crisis. According to FAO, agriculture is the largest water user globally. They say a united global action plan is essential to ensuring a sustainable world water supply going forward. The three day event runs from January 19th to the 21st in parallel to Berlin’s Green Week, which brings together ministers and leading experts around the world.

Olcay Ünver, Deputy Director of FAO's Land and Water Division in Rome, elaborates more on the role of agriculture in combating water scarcity and what needs to be done by governments. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
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Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Environment/Natural resources, Food Security, Meeting, Water & Irrigation
Produced by: FAO
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