WASAG – Le Cadre mondial contre la pénurie d’eau dans l’agriculture

Working with countries

Working with countries is essential to WASAG’s mandate. WASAG seeks to match its partners’ resources with countries’ needs to address water scarcity in agriculture.


WASAG has received support form the following countries:

  • CABO VERDE - The Government of Cabo Verde hosted and organized the first WASAG International Forum in Praia, Cabo Verde in March 2019.
  • ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran supports and is a co-leader of the WASAG working group on saline agriculture.
  • ITALY - The Italian Ministry of Agriculture established an Italian Chapter of WASAG which brings together Italian institutions working in addressing water resources management for agriculture. They are active members of the working group on sustainable agriculture water use and will soon publish a publication on ‘pressurized irrigation systems’. They also helped organized the first WASAG International Forum and sponsored scholarship for a Cape Verdean student at CIHEAM Bari.
  • QUÉBEC (CANADA) - The Government of Québec has funded three interns to join the WASAG Support Team at FAO and maintains a close relationship with WASAG.
  • SPAIN - The Government of Spain hosted an International Symposium on the use of nonconventional waters in November 2019 and is promoting a training for irrigation technologies (MoU signed at the World Water Forum 8).
  • SWITZERLAND - The Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) has signed a funding agreement to support WASAG and its work for three years (2019-2022), including the first WASAG International Forum. This is a direct follow up on the recommendations of the 26th session of FAO’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG).

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