WASAG – The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Water and nutrition

This working group focuses on creating awareness, capacity and evidence on the linkage between water and nutrition. A key component of this working group is policy dialogues between Agriculture and Water Ministries and those in charge of Nutrition (either Ministries of Agriculture or Health). 


Each drop of water used for agriculture should also contribute to produce more nutritious food, providing a healthy and balanced diet. Water management strategies in the face of climate change should not only increase food productivity but also improve food security while decreasing malnutrition. For example, introducing irrigation to rainfed crops during dry spells gives farmers the possibility to grow new crop varieties. This contributes to diversify and expand availability of more nutritious food that can positively impact food security and nutrition. 

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