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Thematic Process T.SS.07

[High level Panel] How can we achieve a water and food secure future?

· Coordinator :
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
· Co-Coordinator :
World Water Council(WWC)

A High Level Panel on Water for Food Security, composed of high-level representatives coming from the United Nations system, national government, research and academia, private sector, farming community, and other major users of water for food.

Many regions in the world will face substantial water scarcity, and water shortages will constrain agricultural produc-tion and limit the incomes and livelihoods of many residents in rural and urban areas. Persistent work is needed in policy and investment arenas, particularly in lower income countries, to extend and ensure access to water for household use and agricultural production.

The policies and investments needed must acknowledge the increasing urbanization in many countries which is placing additional pressure on land and water resources. Farmers must retain access to the water they need for producing food and sustaining livelihoods. Development and adoption of new technologies that will enhance crop and livestock production in a sustainable manner should be increased, particularly for smallholders. The private sec-tor will need to be encouraged to invest and engage in activities that will create employment opportunities in rural areas.

During the High-Level Panel, modalities will be discussed on how the above mentioned issues should be addressed. A White Paper, prepared collectively by FAO, WWC and their partners and made available to the panelists ahead of time will be presented and inform the panel discussions.

Keywords :
Food & Food Security, Water Security

Session Data

· Date :
April 14, 2015 (화)
· Time :
17:00-19:00
· Venue :
DEC_502
DAEGU - EXCO
5F Auditorium
· Session Code :
T.SS.07
· Language :
English
Korean