WASAG – الشراكة العالمية بشأن ندرة المياه في الزراعة

Drought preparedness

This working group focuses on identifying practicable solutions that seek to deal with droughts and their impact on agriculture, livestock, food and nutrition security. The specific objective to propose technical and policy options aimed at contributing to the restoration and/or protection of productive natural capital affected by droughts.

Droughts have affected more people worldwide in the last 40 years than any other natural hazard. They are expected to further increase in frequency, severity, duration and spatial extent, affecting family farmers living in rural areas who depend on agriculture for their livelihood. Managing droughts by reducing risk and increasing the capacity of rural communities to cope with is key to prevent droughts from turning into famines. 

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