WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

WASAG is focusing part of its work on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). For example, WASAG held its 1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture in Praia, Cabo Verde from 19 to 22 March 2019, to coincide with the celebrations of the World Water Day 2019 with the theme of ‘Leaving no one behind’. With a focus on Cabo Verde, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and West African countries, the Forum illustrated how water scarcity in agriculture can be addressed and turned into an opportunity for sustainable development, food and nutrition security.

The Praia Commitment #13 that was adopted by the participants of the First International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture is to "Propose ways to live with salinity, particularly in SIDS". The WASAG working group on saline agriculture is custodian of this commitment and as such, is working on proposing ways to live with salinity. This includes salt-tolerant crops suitable for marginal areas.  

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