Side Event 1: Fostering innovation in Water and Agriculture for stallholders

Time: 19/06/2018, 09:00-10:30

Venue: National Library, hall 309, 3rd Floor

Organizers: FAO, IFAD, SIWI, IWMI



Innovation in thinking and practice will be crucial in meeting the 2030 agenda and the Water Action Decade aims. Agriculture and food systems are, globally, the biggest user of water. Population growth and socioeconomic changes augment the needs and wants for food and water, beyond what is reasonable and sound in an era of mounting water risks, extreme weather events and increasing resource competition.

This side event will discuss innovation in a water and food system perspective in a context of climate change where agriculture and rural livelihoods are at stake The side event will also see the launch of the new publication “A Global Review of Water Pollution from Agriculture”.

This side event will contribute to the forthcoming 2019 TEM-M workshop that will be on the topic of “Energy – offgrid and decentralized energy solutions for smart energy and water use in the agri-food chain”; and the Koronivia dialogue. Recommendations can be incorporated into the main Conference as integral to the Water Action Decade.