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Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

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Since the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) was born in 2016, it has been formally established, endorsed and supported at various international instances. As a fast growing network of more than 65 partners, WASAG has quickly gained momentum in order to jointly address the increasing pressure of global change impacts on water scarcity in agriculture.

WASAG has been 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 (including implementing nationally determined contributions) and other plans and programmes related to agriculture and water.

WASAG is hosted by the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

WASAG has established the six following thematic working groups, which are led by its partners:

  • Water and Migration
  • Drought Preparedness
  • Financing Mechanisms
  • Water and Nutrition
  • Sustainable Agriculture Water Use
  • Saline Agriculture