Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The global framework for action to cope with water scarcity in agriculture in the context of climate change – in short, the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) – is a Partnership established in April 2017 and hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Land and Water Division in Rome, Italy, consisting of government agencies, international organizations, research institutions, advocacy groups and professional/membership organisations to support measurable, significant and sustainable progress on improving and adapting agricultural systems in conditions of increasing water scarcity and a changing climate, using the combined expertise and resources of the Partners.

WASAG is designed to bring together key players across the globe and across sectors to tackle the collective challenge of using water better in agriculture to ensure food security for all. It is an initiative for partners from all fields and backgrounds to collaborate in supporting countries and stakeholders in their commitments and plans related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Paris Climate Agreement and other plans and programmes related to agriculture and water.

It furthermore fosters collaboration among partners for the development and deployment of policies, strategies, and programmes, enhancing field capacity for the adaptation of agriculture to water scarcity. WASAG uses context-specific approaches and processes tailored to specific circumstances and needs, including support for the formulation of transformational projects. WASAG is a fast-growing network that has more than 65 partners engaged in implementing projects and formulating new ideas to jointly address the increasing pressure of global change on water scarcity in agriculture.

WASAG’s vision is “A world whose food systems are secure and resilient to increasing water scarcity in a changing climate” with the objective to urgently address the following important and relevant work areas at international and country levels:

  • Advocating for political prioritization.
  • Cooperating on work programmes.
  • Sharing and disseminating knowledge and experience.
  • Developing new or improved solutions.
  • Promoting sustainable and integrated water resources management.
  • Building capacity of Partners and countries and other Stakeholders.
  • Contributing to consistent monitoring systems.<strong>The full article is for subscribed members only. To view the full article please subscribe. It’s FREE!</strong><a href=””>Log In</a> <a href=””>Register</a>

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