Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

#SIWISofa: Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Monday 28 August | 14.30-15.00 | Room: Exhibition Hall

The Coping with Water Scarcity in Agriculture: A Global Framework for Action in a changing Climate was officially launched during the COP22 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November 2016. The Global Framework has been proposed to respond to the increasingly urgent issues of water scarcity. it seeks to catalyse international cooperation on water scarcity in agriculture in the context of climate change and growing competition for water resources. It is a call for partners from different sectors and backgrounds to join a concerted effort to support countries in implementing their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and other plans and programmes related to agriculture and water; and in achieving the food security and water-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.