FAO Conference 40th Session

Addressing Water Scarcity and Improving Food Security under Climate Change - Perspectives from the Near East and North Africa Region

Iraq Room (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time



The objective of this side event will be to gather perspectives and experiences from countries in addressing food security and water scarcity in the context of climate change, to discuss possible response options and to make recommendationsto achieve higher and more sustainable food security levels under water scarcity in the Near East and North Africa Region and beyond.



Moderator. Prof. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed Al-Dekhairi, Director AOAD.

Opening Statement. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States.

Opening Statement. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO.


Presentation of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative. ADG RNE.


Panel Discussion: Perspectives from the countries and implications for global action. Ministers, Representatives.


Topics: Conference-Council,Food Security,Water & Irrigation
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