7-10 February 2023 Praia, Cape Verde
2nd WASAG International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG), with the Government of Cabo Verde and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will convene its 2nd International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture on the theme, ‘Making Agriculture Resilient to Climate Change: Water Scarcity, an Opportunity for Action and Collaboration.’  

WASAG is an FAO-hosted partnership, which aims to support governments and stakeholders in the achievement of the water-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with particular emphasis on SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) and SDG 2 (zero hunger). WASAG also contributes to SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 15 (life on land), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals).

The second WASAG International Forum provides the setting for developing collaborative actions as solutions to the increasing challenges posed by climate change and the resulting water scarcity, in order to make agriculture more resilient. The Forum aims to: 

  • Mobilize political commitment to accelerate strategic actions, including policies and investments for addressing water scarcity in agriculture;
  • Formulate messages that will raise the profile of water scarcity in agriculture in the climate change dialogues at the forthcoming UN 2023 Water Conference and UNFCCC COP 28
  • Discuss ways of making the partnership more effective and impactful for the implementation of the new WASAG Strategy 2021-2024 and involving all partners;
  • Share relevant knowledge and information on key issues and to network and to foster collaboration among partner; and
  • Showcase latest technologies, practices, and products in agriculture.

Read the SDG Knowledge Hub story about the first WASAG International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture here.

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dates: 7-10 February 2023
location: Praia, Cape Verde
www: https://www.fao.org/wasag/news/2nd-wasag-forum/en/

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