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International Conference: Policies for Water and Food Security in the Dry Areas Cairo, 24-26 June 2013

About the Event

The International Conference:  Policies for Water and Food Security in the Dry Areas will be bringing together policy makers, development agencies, NGOs, donors and the private sector on the critical topic of identifying and adopting water management policies in the dryland areas that resonate with the development goals of food security, environment sustainability and better livelihoods.

In dryland areas, where water resources are already scarce and are further declining in the face of increasing population and climate change, water security is an immediate priority. The conference aims to drive commitment and action toward quantifiable improvements to water usage, which can be closely monitored by all those involved in the land and water sector in the coming years.

The conference is being organized by International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in partnership with the following organizations:

  • Agricultural Research Centre (ARC), Egypt
  • Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Ministries of agriculture and water resources in partner countries

The three-day event being held in Cairo, Egypt from June 24 to June 26 is expected to be attended by over 100 delegates from roughly 30 countries.