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First Regional Conference ‘Improving water productivity in agriculture’
December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Collaborative Platform on Water Productivity of the regional initiative on water scarcity for the Near East and North Africa organize the first Regional Water Productivity in Agriculture Conference from 04 to 06 December 2019 in Hammamet, Tunisia.
Important improvements in overall agricultural productivity have been achieved in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries during the last few decades. Yields of major crops such as cereals, vegetables, olives and fruit trees have increased significantly through an expansion of irrigation, the use of adapted varieties and other intensification practices. However, the upward trend in crop production is threatened by increasing water scarcity, climatic variability and food market price volatility.
The aim of the conference is to bring together experts working on improving water productivity from different perspectives to debate how WP improvements can reinforce agriculture sustainability as well as promoting economic development, maintaining social stability and protecting the environment in rural areas and cities.
The conference will focus on three main themes:
- Improving water productivity: progress made and innovations proposed to bridge the Water Productivity Gap
- Measuring water productivity and monitoring performance for sustainability
- Effectively communicating the benefits of water productivity
The conference will be open to interested institutions and experts and will bring a wide range of water productivity experts, stakeholders and members of the Collaborative Platform Network together to share their knowledge and experiences and identify new ways to promote water productivity and strengthen the partnership.
More info and registrations via FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa.