Friday , November 15 2019
Home / egypt / The Water and Agriculture Committee discusses the implications of climate change in the Arab region

The Water and Agriculture Committee discusses the implications of climate change in the Arab region





Mohamed Alaa:


Posted in:
Wednesday 23 October 2019-21: 10
| Last update:
Wednesday 23 October 2019-21: 10

The first meeting of the Joint High Level Committee on Water and Agriculture in the Arab Region, organized by the League of Arab States in collaboration with FAO, ESCWA and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), will resume on Thursday on the sidelines. Cairo Water Week, under the heading "Towards more sustainable mechanisms for resource allocation". Water resources in the Arab region ".
Representatives of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), League of Arab States and Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), as well as representatives of the Ministries of Palestinian and Jordanian water attended the meeting, which began today.
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation spokesman Dr. Mohammed Al-Sibai said the meeting discussed the challenges facing the water and agriculture sectors in the Arab region and the importance of coordinated efforts between the two sectors, especially in light of the climate change and the steady increase in population. Food and investments in infrastructure development.
He also called for activating the role of organizations in supporting policy in these two important sectors and in developing a roadmap for their coordination and the need to set priorities according to the needs of the region.
He explained that the formation of the committee is a first step in implementing the decisions of the joint ministerial meeting of the Arab Ministerial Council for Water and Agriculture and the Cairo Declaration on the coordination of water and food security issues in the Arab region held in Cairo in April 4th last.
He stressed that the High Level Committee aims to develop regional policies and programs to ensure coordination between the water and agriculture sectors, as well as the development of a policy framework and program priorities for the interdependence between water and agriculture in the Arab region.
The first day of the sessions dealt with the background and tasks of the high-level joint committee, which includes a history of institutional coordination between the water and agriculture sectors, the results of the first joint ministerial meeting, and the tasks of the high-level joint committee.
In addition to intersectoral issues and priority setting for the Joint High Level Committee's work program for the next phase: Cross-cutting issues between the water and agriculture sectors and the follow-up mechanism to implement the Cairo Declaration and find mechanisms for exchanging experiences between Arab countries and other regions.
He also added that experiences of water sector reform in Australia and the coherence of water and agricultural policies in Jordan were also presented.


Source link